Memorial Day Mosquitos

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Memorial Day Mosquitos

I hope you and your family had a nice Memorial Day.  As you may have noticed, I have a lot of friends in military and local service to be thankful for.  My family took me out to the lake, where we played in the water and soaked up some sunshine.  Unfortunately, some pesky mosquitos came along to join our party.  While there’s been a lot of talk in the news about mosquitos and the Zika virus, my four legged friends and I know that heartworms are a danger we face all the time. Heartworms are so hard to treat after you get them, but so easy to prevent.  All it takes to prevent them is a yummy pill that my people give me every 30 days.  The pills also take care of some other nasty critters called intestinal parasites (worms).  A simple blood test can tell you if your pet is infected with heartworms already and is always recommended before starting on prevention.

The folks at Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital would be glad to answer any questions you might have about heartworms.  Give them a call at 919-471-4103 today.

Thanks for hanging out with me,

Aengus (aka “The Big Dog”)

All mosquitos require water to breed and females can lay 300 eggs at one time. In addition to heartworms, mosquitos can spread many other life threatening diseases.