Everyone loves the benefits of having a pet, but not everyone is fully aware of how much work properly caring for a pet involves. Although they might be cute and cuddly like stuffed animals, unlike stuffed animals, pets require food, water, emotional nurturing, and perhaps most importantly, medical attention. And a large part of providing proper medical attention to your pet is being proactive about preventing parasites, such as heartworm.
Many popular household pets, such as cats and dogs, are at risk of developing heartworm, a mosquito born, parasitic condition in which roundworms form colonies within the heart of an animal. Over time, this causes a slew of health conditions and eventually death, so it’s extremely important to take measures to prevent this from happening. Failure to be proactive abou (more…)