On Pet Talk Monday, Kari E. Bevevino with the Large Animal Veterinary Hospital, talks about mosquito and Heartworm treatment for your animals.
Heartworm can be transmitted to dogs through an infected mosquito. While mosquito bites cannot specifically be prevented, Heartworm can be.
For dogs older than 7 months that have not been on preventative treatment, Kari recommends getting your dog tested for Heartworm before starting a preventative treatment.
Treatment options include topical application, oral chews, and inflatables. They are offered through your pet's veterinarian.