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Heartworm Awareness Month- April

 

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworm can be a danger to all cats, dogs, and ferrets regardless of amount of time spent outdoors. Mosquitos carry early-stage heartworm and easily transmit heartworm disease from animal to animal. Though heartworm is dangerous and potentially fatal; luckily, heartworm disease is preventable! As always, feel free to reach out to Pacific Veterinary Clinic staff with any questions about heartworm disease, heartworm testing, or heartworm prevention!
To read more about heartworm disease, visit this resource from the American Veterinary Medical Association.