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Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Reviewed by Dr. Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Posted March 28, 2014 in Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z

Mosquitoes can carry the Heartworm parasite, a dangerous and common parasite that can affect your dog's heart and other organs. Get the facts on Heartworm prevalence, screening and prevention to keep your pup safe with the resources below, then learn more about other parasites that affect dogs at our parasite prevention and screening campaign

 

Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Can My Dog Get Diseases from Mosquitoes?

Reviewed By Peter Kintzer DVM, DACVIM

Yes! Unprotected dogs are at risk of becoming infected with Heartworm, a potentially deadly parasite, when they're bitten by a mosquito. Read more>

Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Prevalence Maps: Is Heartworm In My Area?

We've compiled the Heartworm prevalence data from thousands of veterinary clinics to help you work with your veterinarian to protect dogs from Heartworm. Find out what the heartworm prevalence is in your own zip code:  Check out our disease prevalence maps here>

Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

What Is Heartworm and What Does It Do?

Reviewed By Peter Kintzer DVM, DACVIM

This potentially-fatal parasite is easy to screen for and prevent, but much harder and expensive to treat. Find out what you can do to protect your dog and why your veterinarian may want to test for this common parasite. Read more>

Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease and Dogs: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Ruth MacPete

Dr. Ruth covers the basics of this hard-to-treat parasite and how you can work with your veterinarian to keep your pooch safe. Read more>

Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Drug-Resistant "Super Heartworms"?

By Dr. Ernie Ward

Most of us are familiar with news stories describing how certain bacteria have become resistant to previously life-saving antibiotics. Now we have drug-resistant parasites, as in a newly discovered strain of super heartworms. Read more>

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