April is for Heartworm Awareness

small dog getting examined on by a female veterinarian
Heartworm disease might be serious, but it doesn’t have to be scary.


April means Springtime: baby animals learning how to forage, birds chirping in the trees, the days growing noticeably longer and warmer, and of course…BUGS.

Springtime means bugs. But more specially, it means mosquitoes. Those nasty, blood-sucking spawns of Dracula that do nothing but cause itching and discomfort. They’re awful and always happy to spoil a party. However, thanks to modern bug repellents, humans have been able to limit their exposure to these little devils.

But what about our pets?