What is Heartworm?

I am a dog lover and I have to be concerned with Sophie’s (that’s my dog) health. Finding out what is heartworm and what we need to do to avoid our dog getting heartworm is important. Heartworm is a parasite transmitted via mosquitos and attacks the dog, cat, or other animals heart and lungs. Heartworm, if left untreated, can be potentially fatal for a pet. We take precautions to make sure Sophie is treated each year by taking her to the vet for her annual shot. For more information see here: