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Think 12 Series: Where there's a will, there's a way for heartworms to get inside. (Dog & Cat)

Think 12 Series: Where there's a will, there's a way for heartworms to get inside. (Dog & Cat)

Indoor pets aren't safe from heartworms.

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Think 12 Series: There's no such thing as a heartworm free zone. (Winter)

Think 12 Series: There's no such thing as a heartworm free zone. (Winter)

Keeping pets on year-round heartworm prevention is the best way to protect them from "surprise" infections.

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Think 12 Series: Where there's a will, there's a way for heartworms to get inside. (Cat)

Think 12 Series: Where there's a will, there's a way for heartworms to get inside. (Cat)

Mosquitoes are sneaky and find lots of ways to come indoors. Indoor pets need heartworm prevention, too.

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Think 12 Series: There's no such thing as a heartworm free zone. (Desert)

Think 12 Series: There's no such thing as a heartworm free zone. (Desert)

Heartworms have been diagnosed in all 50 states.

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Think 12 Series: Protection is priceless. (Dog)

Think 12 Series: Protection is priceless. (Dog)

Heartworm disease can threaten your dog's health--and even his life.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Two Dogs)

Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Two Dogs)

When you pack for that long vacation, don't forget your dog's heartworm prevention.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Senior Owner)

Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Senior Owner)

That warm, sunny vacation spot is probably a safe haven for heartworms. Make sure your dog is protected.

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Think 12 Series: Protection is priceless. (Cat)

Think 12 Series: Protection is priceless. (Cat)

There's no approved treatment for heartworm infection in cats.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Young Owner)

Think 12 Series: Heartworms love vacations, too. (Young Owner)

Warm and sunny? Yes. Mosquitoes? Yes. Heartworm prevention? Yes.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworms are always in season. (Hunting)

Think 12 Series: Heartworms are always in season. (Hunting)

Make it "open season" on heartworms by giving your dog year-round heartworm prevention.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworms are always in season. (Hiking)

Think 12 Series: Heartworms are always in season. (Hiking)

Cooler weather doesn't necessarily mean the threat of heartworms is gone.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworm protection is spelled L-O-V-E. (Dog)

Think 12 Series: Heartworm protection is spelled L-O-V-E. (Dog)

If you love your dog, protect him from heartworms.

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Think 12 Series: Heartworm protection is spelled L-O-V-E. (Cat)

Think 12 Series: Heartworm protection is spelled L-O-V-E. (Cat)

If you love your cat, protect her from heartworms.

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Feline | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Grounded or Unfounded: It's too dry here for heartworms.

Grounded or Unfounded: It's too dry here for heartworms.

Mosquitoes--and heartworms--can be found in desert climates where practices like irrigation and watering provide places for mosquitoes to breed.

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Think 12 Series: Best friends deserve the best care. (Dog)

Think 12 Series: Best friends deserve the best care. (Dog)

Dogs are loyal friends. Show you love them by protecting them from heartworms.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Dogs taking heartworm preventives should be tested every year.

Grounded or Unfounded: Dogs taking heartworm preventives should be tested every year.

Annual testing is an important component of heartworm management in dogs, even if they're on prevention.

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Think 12 Series: Best friends deserve the best care. (Cat)

Think 12 Series: Best friends deserve the best care. (Cat)

Heartworm prevention helps keep cats happy and healthy.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Treating for ticks and fleas does not protect my dog from heartworm infection.

Grounded or Unfounded: Treating for ticks and fleas does not protect my dog from heartworm infection.

Not every parasite-prevention product prevents heartworm in pets--some only address pests like fleas and ticks. Read the label and make sure your pet is getting the protection he or she needs.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Only dogs and cats get heartworms.

Grounded or Unfounded: Only dogs and cats get heartworms.

Heartworm don't just infect dogs and cats--from ferrets to foxes, a number of other species get heartworm disease, too.

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Grounded or Unfounded: It's too cold here for heartwoorms.

Grounded or Unfounded: It's too cold here for heartwoorms.

Many areas of the country have cold winters--AND heartworms. Year-round prevention provides the best way to keep your pet safe.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Indoor pets are safe from heartworm infection.

Grounded or Unfounded: Indoor pets are safe from heartworm infection.

Mosquitoes come inside--which means "indoor" pets are exposed to heartworms, too.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Heartworms don't live here.

Grounded or Unfounded: Heartworms don't live here.

While heartworms are more prevalent in some parts of the country they're diagnosed in all 50 states.

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Grounded or Unfounded: Cats don't get heartworm disease

Grounded or Unfounded: Cats don't get heartworm disease

Cats get heartworm disease, too--and unlike dogs, they have no options for treatment. Year-round prevention is the best approach.

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Grounded or Unfounded: All drugs that prevent parasites prevent heartworm infection.

Grounded or Unfounded: All drugs that prevent parasites prevent heartworm infection.

Treating your pet for parasites? Read the label and make sure it covers heartworms!

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American Heartworm Society

Frequently Asked Questions on Heartworm Treatment in Shelters

When should we perform spay-neuter surgery in a heartworm-positive dog?

Category: Shelter Resources

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