Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
3. Heartworm Disease
Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal disease in dogs.
Mosquito bites transmit heartworms.
Larvae mature into worms that inhabit the heart, lungs, and blood vessels, causing severe damage.
In the early stages, dogs may not show symptoms. As the disease progresses, they may experience:
- Weight loss
- Difficulty breathing
Treating advanced cases can be risky and expensive.
Prevention is key through regular use of heartworm preventatives prescribed by a veterinarian.