Why is my vet always talking about heartworms?
Heartworm disease, heartworm tests, heartworm preventative – your animal’s yearly wellness exam always has some mention of heartworms. But what are they and why should you be concerned? Heartworms, or Dirofilaria immitis, are a very common parasite. Their primary host is the dog, but they can occasionally infect a variety of mammals including coyotes, ferrets and cats. The