Monthly Archives June 2018

Do I really need a Heartworm test?

  June 1st is the start of Heartworm season in southern Ontario; although the mosquitos have been biting for months, this is the time by which we have had enough warm days for the Heartworm larvae to develop to an infective stage and be carried by the mosquitos to our dogs. Traditionally, a Heartworm preventative is given once monthly throughout the summer months to kill off any Heartworm larvae that might have been transmitted from a mosquito bite into your dog’s blood, before the larvae can form into the stringy white worms that live and breed in the blood vessels
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