Heartworm disease is caused by mosquito-borne parasites. If left untreated, it can be a debilitating disease that sometimes proves to be fatal. Despite the very effective anti-heartworm products, pets infected with heartworms can be found in all states. The good news is that I noticed that more and more pet parents are confused about the symptoms of heartworm disease. Unfortunately, most of the time you won't see anything, which is why:
Early symptoms of canine heart disease
If the symptoms of heartworm are always obvious, it is good news for pets and people, but the truth is that they are usually invisible or inconspicuous. The development of heartworm disease is insidious until obvious clinical symptoms appear, and then the disease has affected your dog's heart and lungs. Your dog looks 100% healthy, while the parasite is safe at home.
Can I give my dog a heart test?
Of course, and your veterinarian advocates testing every year. It is good news to have a one-year heartworm prevention test on a dog, which means that preventive measures are working. However, if your dog test is positive, he will be infected and will need your veterinarian treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian as the best resource for your pet's health and well-being.