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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

By Pet Care

A dog can only get heartworms from the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae. Once a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes approximately seven months for the larvae to develop into adult heartworms. One matured, the heartworms take up residence in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels and begin to reproduce. An adult…

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Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Infection by worms is a common health problem that can affect dogs, although you may not know that not all worms are alike. As far as dogs are concerned, worms come in five types: hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms (intestinal worms), and heartworms. It’s easier to spot some kinds of worms than others. For instance, if your dog picks up…

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