Heartworm disease DOES occur in Colorado and is increasing in prevalence due to the importation of heartworm infected dogs from the south as well as many Coloradans not using preventative medications.
Heartworm disease is carried by mosquitos and can be significantly damaging or lethal, but it is easy to prevent with a once a month tablet. These tablets are relatively safe and inexpensive and they also protect your family against intestinal worms.
A yearly heartworm blood test is necessary to make sure that your pet is not infected before starting the prevention tabs.This preventative medicine can cause a systemic inflammatory cascade and cause damage to the heart and lungs if given to a pet which is infected with the parasite.
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