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Mosquitoes, Heartworms and Pets, Oh My!


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Learn why you should protect your pets from deadly heartworm disease, which is spread by mosquitoes.

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Mosquitoes, Heartworms and Pets, Oh My!

  1. 1. Mosquitoes, Heartworms and Pets, Oh My! Why YOUR pet needs year-round protection
  2. 2. What’s the deadliest animal on earth?The mosquito. What’s the deadliest animal on earth? The mosquito.
  3. 3. Not only do mosquitoes carry human diseases like malaria and Zika, they also transmit one of the deadliest diseases in pets: heartworm disease.
  4. 4. This is what heartworms look like. Scary, right? And they can kill your dog, cat or ferret.
  5. 5. Unfortunately, your pets can’t hide from mosquitoes carrying heartworm disease, because they never know exactly where mosquitoes are.
  6. 6. It’s estimated that 22 different species of mosquitoes in the U.S. – and many more worldwide – can carry heartworm disease.
  7. 7. There’s no “safe” time to take that walk, because different mosquito species feed at different times of day.
  8. 8. Meanwhile, indoor pets aren’t safe, either, because mosquitoes love to come inside.
  9. 9. And when it’s cool, mosquitoes can survive in warm places, like crawl spaces and sunny decks.
  10. 10. Using mosquito repellents and keeping pets indoors overnight is helpful, but your pets are NO match against the deadly mosquito. So…
  11. 11. a reminder from the See your veterinarian at least once per year, and Protect your pets from heartworms ALL YEAR LONG.