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Learn About The Facts And Myths Of Heartworms In Your Pets


With heartworm season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to talk about heartworms treatments and prevention tips. We at Ambassador Animal Hospital provide you with facts and want to clear your myths about heartworms.  Do visit our hospital and gain more information about how to take better care of your pets during June to November as pets are at more risk typically during this span of time.

How do pets get heartworms?

Only by the bite of an infected mosquito! There’s no other way pets get heartworms and there’s no way to tell if a mosquito is infected or not. That’s why preclusion is so imperative. And if you have mosquitoes and you have animals, you’re going to have heartworms. So protect your pets from mosquitos.

Can people get heartworms from their pets?

It can only be conceded on by mosquitoes. It’s an unambiguous parasite that only affects dogs and cats and ferrets and other mammals and not human beings.  In unusual cases, heartworms have infected people, but it does not through its life cycle. But these are very rare cases. So don’t worry about that.

How can pets be prevented from getting heartworms?

There are monthly tablets that you put on the skin, and there’s also a six-month injectable product. The impairment that’s done to the dog and the price of the treatment is way more than the cost to avert heartworm disease.

What are the indications of heartworm incursions in pets?

Firstly, there are no symptoms. But as time passes, most dogs develop a cough. As it progresses, they won’t be capable to exercise as much as before; they’ll become breathless easier. With severe heartworm disease, we can catch abnormal lung sounds, dogs can pass out from the loss of blood to the brain, and they can recollect fluids. Eventually, most pets die if the worms are not cured on time.

For treatment and vaccination, you must visit veterinarian in Windsor. Book your appointments by giving us a ring at + 519-971-3100.