Heartworm Life Cycle

Heartworm disease is a potentially life-threatening disease that has a very difficult, time-consuming and costly treatment process. That is why monthly prescription heartworm medicine for pets is so essential to your pet’s overall health and wellness.

 

There are a variety of heartworm prevention options available to help you keep your dog protected—from topical heartworm medication for dogs to oral preventative tablets, and now there is even an heartworm prevention injection available.

 

These all work to stop heartworms before they can mature into adults. Check out our infographic below to learn about the heartworm life cycle so you can understand how heartworm prevention works to keep your pet protected and healthy.

 

 

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