Mosquitoes are the sole cause of heartworm in your pets. While Mosquito Authority can remove mosquitoes from your yard, the only way to ensure complete protection from the devastating and dangerous effects of heartworm is preventative medications from your vet.
If you want to learn more about the life cycle of heartworm, this video is a great resource. Be warned, it is a bit graphic, as it shows actual heartworms during a surgical procedure.
Most pet owners know that heartworm is a real danger, but did you know that mosquitoes are the sole vector of heartworm? Regular preventative treatments for dogs and cats are highly recommended by vets, even if your pets don’t regularly spend time outside. Mosquito Authority can eliminate mosquitoes from your yard, which can be just one step for you to take to keep your pets safe.
For information and updates about heartworm, we recommend checking out the American Heartworm Society (AHS) website. The AHS was established in 1974 to educate the public and veterinary professionals about the dangers of heartworm disease. Their website contains great resources for pet owners including “incidence maps” to see the data on heartworm occurrences in your region.
Dogs and cats require a nutritious diet, regular veterinary appointments, heartworm preventative, avoidance of fleas and ticks, and unconditional love. This fun word search will help you remember what it takes to have a healthy and happy pet.
Colder temperatures usually mean a drop in the mosquito population. If you’re in a cooler climate and are mosquito-free, that’s fantastic! Just remember, they may not be gone, but instead just hiding out until Spring. Eggs laid in Fall can survive the winter, and some species of adult mosquitoes can hibernate until temps begin to rise.