Heartworms are parasites transmitted by mosquitoes that inhabit the heart and lungs of infected dogs. It can cause serious health problems, and if left untreated, may eventually lead to heart failure and death. Signs of heartworm disease include coughing, breathing difficulty, and reduced ability to exercise.

Heartworms can be prevented by giving your pet a monthly heartworm pill. Brands of heartworm pills include: 

  1. Heartgard
  2. Iverhart Plus
  3. Interceptor

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