Parasite Prevention in Keller, TX
Has something been bugging your pet lately? For the best parasite prevention in Keller, TX, we recommend
and monthly preventative measures for every pet.
Frequently Asked Questions About Heartworm
Heartworm disease is a condition in which heartworms enter your pet’s bloodstream as larvae and migrate to the heart and lungs, where they proliferate. Adult heartworms can grow up to 12 inches long.
Mosquitoes are the primary carriers of heartworm eggs, but not all mosquitoes carry them. When a mosquito bites a mammal infected with heartworms, they can then spread the infection to another host.
Symptoms of heartworm disease only become apparent the longer the infection persists. These symptoms include:
- Weight loss
- Reluctance to exercise
- Decreased appetite
- Quick to become fatigued after moderate activity
Heartworm disease is mainly diagnosed in pets by performing a blood test to check for signs of heartworm eggs and larvae.
Heartworm preventatives are the best way to protect your dog or cat from heartworm disease. We recommend giving an appropriate monthly preventative all 12 months of the year to maintain your pet’s protection.
You can also take steps to minimize your pet’s contact with mosquitoes. Prevent the collection of stagnant water on your property and make sure windows are securely screened and closed.