How Much Do You Know About Heartworm Disease?

heartworm diseaseBy now, most people are aware of the potential for catching a disease from a mosquito bite. Malaria, West Nile virus, and the rapidly spreading Zika virus all come to mind as reasons to do whatever we can to protect ourselves from mosquito bites.

Pets, too, can suffer from mosquito-borne illnesses. Although heartworm disease is arguably the most dangerous infection a pet can pick up from a mosquito, many pet owners are unaware of the risks.