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The Heartworm Life Cycle - An Infographic

Helping You Understand How Heartworms Work

By Sam Bourne. April 11, 2014 | See Comments

Puppy and kitten in a field

Heartworms are a problem for cats and dogs all across America, but many pet parents are unaware of how heartworm is contracted. To better understand this condition, it helps to have a functional knowledge of the heartworm life cycle, and this infographic does just that.

Heartworm doesn’t just happen. If your dog or cat is suffering from heartworm symptoms, they had to have picked it up from somewhere. Like many other parasites, heartworms reach adulthood via a multi-stage life cycle in which they are transmitted between a few different creatures, further aiding in their rapid proliferation.

If you expect to protect your pet against the threat of heartworm, it helps to know how they work. This infographic will help.

The Heartworm Life Cycle


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