Heartworm Disease

 

  • Heartworm is an often fatal disease that is spread by mosquitoes. Heartworm is prevalent in the Okanagan region of B.C., southern Ontario, southern Quebec, southern Manitoba and most states in the U.S.
  • If you are traveling outside Alberta with your pet, be sure and ask your veterinarian about a heartworm prevention plan. Your veterinarian will prescribe preventive medication, which, if needed, is usually given once a month. Heartworm is easy to prevent but difficult to treat – don’t let your pet suffer needlessly.