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Heartworms are very real, "they can make your pets cough", and they can kill your pet.

Dogs and Cats are at an increased risk of contracting heartworm in the summer. Heartworms are passed by mosquitoes Every time a mosquito bites your dog or cat; it may pass tiny little worms into the blood of your pet. These tiny baby worms travel in your pet's bloodstream all the way to the heart. When the worms get to the pet’s heart, they settle in and grow into adult worms, and start having families of their own.

Once the heart gets filled up with worms, it can no longer properly pump blood, when the restriction becomes large enough due to more worms in the pumping area, your pet will start feeling sick. many times, he will have a cough because when the heart can't pump blood the right way, liquids can get "backed-up" in the lungs. occasionally the heart gets to overwhelmed with the worms, that they will move into the lung, which will bring on coughing.

Should your pets heart get to crowded with heartworms, sadly, there is not much you can do. It is a must that pet owners begin a program prescribed by your vet early on to prevent heartworms from the start! It is something that is so easy to do, and it can save your pets life!

All you have to do is give your pet heartworm medicine once a month. It is that easy. You just need to know about how much your pet weighs to get them heartworm medicine. If your pet is older than six months and has never had heartworm medicine, you should talk to your veterinarian about heartworm testing and what you should do.

Taking monthly heartworm medicine prevents most other kinds of worms that your pet can get. Consequently, this will keep your pet feeling good, and will keep them from carrying other kinds of worms that they can pass to people and other animals.

This is one of the best ways to show them how much you love them. More...........

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