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Important Notice About Heartworm Prevention and Treatment

Heartworm prevention for your dog is important—something we don’t want to forget as we are engaged in the fun of summer with our pets. Dogs contract heartworm, which is, in reality, a parasitic round worm, through mosquito bites. The end of July is in the midst of the peak season for mosquitoes, although they are out most spring and summer
months—even early Fall. As long as the temperature is above 50 degrees and the wind is 5 mph or less, mosquito danger, and therefore susceptibility to contracting heartworms, is high.