Heartworm microfilaria (immature form) are transmitted when a mosquitoe bites an infected dog or cat, and then bites your pet, passing the microfilaria during their blood meal. Microfilaria eventually grows into adult worms, that live in your pet’s heart, causing potential life-threatening blockages and death.
Heartworm is prevalent in the South Okanagan valley as well as many parts of eastern Canada and throughout most of the United States. We recommend heartworm prevention for any pet that may be travelling to or through one of these affected areas. These prescription medications are very effective and are easy for you to give to your pet. Please contact us if you have any questions or require this medication for your pet’s travels.