Heartworm – this is the disease that nightmares are made of! Spread by mosquitoes, the worms can mature to 30 cm long and become lodged in your dog’s heart eventually causing heart failure and death.
The prevention of heartworm disease is one of the most important things that you must do for your dog. Heartworm is the most dangerous of all the worms, and an intestinal ‘all wormer’ tablet does not prevent heartworm infection.
Prevention is best as cure is rarely successful. Getting your dog started on the right heartworm medication can be confusing, especially with so many choices on the market.
Thankfully there are plenty of preventative products available including an injection, oral medication or a topical spot on product. You veterinarian will be able to help you out with the correct choice. Be aware that most intestinal all wormers do not protect against heartworm.