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When approximately 164 million people in America have a dog or a cat for a pet there’s many diseases to be concerned about but let’s talk about a very common infection that can be contracted by your pet.
Heartworm The infection is most commonly known as canine heartworm or dog heartworm, but it can also infect cats and other types of animals. However, dogs can have more than 30 worms while cats tend to have less than six. How severe heartworm disease is in dogs depends on how many worms it has and just one or two can make a cat very sick.
How does it spread? The mediator for this disease is the mosquito. The mosquito will bite a dog that is already infected and ingest a larvae which then will develop in the infected stage. At this point, if the mosquito bites a health (more…)
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