What are they?

  • Heartworms live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs, growing up to 12 inches long.
  • Heartworm disease can lead to severe problems with the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys and may result in death.
  • Unfortunately, there can be a lack of physical evidence until it’s too late.
  • Heartworm treatment is painful for your dog requires weeks of restricted rest, and is expensive – costing up to $1,000.

How are they spread?

  • Mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease from an infected dog to a dog, not on a heartworm preventive.
  • Just one bite from an infected mosquito can lead to heartworms in your pet.
  • One million dogs are estimated to be heartworm positive in the United States each year,2 and dogs in all 50 states have been diagnosed.

How can they be prevented?

  • Prevention of heartworm disease is less expensive, safer and easier than treatment.
  • Given each month, year-round, heartworm preventives can prevent heartworm disease.
  • HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) is the Real-Beef Chewable that dogs love,4 so it’s easy to give. Help protect your pet today.

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