I have recently got into raising dogs by someone offering their older breeding dogs to me as a start. My questions are, how do I know if these dogs might have heartworms and if one does, will the others catch it, and how do I get rid of heartworms, and could it spread from the female to the puppies?
Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos only. One dog can not give it to another. The only way to diagnose heartwom disease is with a blood test at your vet. Good luck. vetcare