Dog Heartworm

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Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease caused by a parasitic heartworm Dirofilaria immitis. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos, who feed off of an infected wild animal or other mammal, and then bite a dog or cat and deposit infective larvae to the new host.

Dogs are natural hosts for heartworm, and worms can can mature, mate and reproduce in dogs. A heartworm infection can cause serious damage to organs like the lungs and heart.

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