Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the heart and lungs of dogs.
Heartworms are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. When an infected mosquito bites a dog, it can transmit heartworm larvae into the dog's bloodstream.
Heartworm medication works to kill heartworm larvae before they can mature into adult worms. The medication is typically given monthly in a pill or chewable tablet.
Ivermectin: This is the most common type of heartworm medication. It is effective against adult heartworms and larvae.
Heartworm medication is typically given monthly in a pill or chewable tablet. The medication can be given with or without food.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition. It is important to prevent heartworm disease in your dog by giving them heartworm medication year-round.
This will help to ensure that your dog is not infected with heartworms and that they are receiving the correct treatment.