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Heartworm Overview Detailer

Heartworm Disease

Did You Know...

  • Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms are damaging parasites that can kill or seriously debilitate infected pets.
  • Pets are at risk for heartworm disease in all 50 states.
  • It only takes a single mosquito bite for pets to become infected with heartworm larvae. When a mosquito bites an infected dog, it can transfer the larval parasite to the next dog or cat it bites.
  • It only takes one heartworm-infected dog to substantially increase the number of infected mosquitoes that can transmit heartworm parasites to nearby unprotected dogs and cats.

Download the CAPC Heartworm Overview Detailer to learn more about heartworm disease, how it's spread, and how you can protect your pets against this deadly disease. 

CAPC also offers a monthly Top 10 Cities Report to alert pet parents, veterinarians, and pet-related service providers about U.S. metropolitan areas experiencing the highest percent increases in positive heartworm tests.  Click here to see if your city made the Top 10. 

Category: CAPC Guidelines and Resources