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  • Most people know that mosquitos cause many major illnesses in humans all around the world (malaria, Zika virus, and many others), but people often forget that these pesky biters can cause a life-threatening disease for pets as well: heartworms!
  • For those that live in warmer climates it’s likely that you have mosquitos year-round. Others may experience only a seasonal risk. Please have a conversation with your veterinarian about the prevalence of heartworm disease in your area and the associated risks so you can ensure your pet is protected against this deadly worm.

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