Heartworms and Everything You Need to Know

puppy playing ball in the grassHave you heard of Heartworms before? If you have pets, these parasites are something you absolutely need to be aware of if you aren’t already. To a lot of us, our pets are absolutely a part of our families. We can’t imagine our lives without them. Because of our deep connection to them, we need to keep them safe and protected.

What Are Heartworms?

Heartworms is a condition caused when a dog or cat is bitten by an infected mosquito. Heartworms lodge in your pet’s heart and lungs, which causes serious complications and will eventually lead to death. Adult heartworms can grow up to a foot in length inside your pet. At its worst, an animal can have hundreds of worms in their system at a time, which is heartbreaking.

Common symptoms of heartworms in your pet include coughing, lack of energy, passing out, inability to retain fluids, and many other disheartening symptoms. It is awful to think of any pet in any home having to deal with and fight through this exhausting and, if not treated, fatal disease. Heartworms in pets is something that needs to be taken seriously.

Cases of heartworms appear in every state. Many of the animal shelters around the country are seeing more and more animals with this horrible parasite. F

Treatment of heartworms is generally very expensive. It is one of those diseases that is much cheaper to prevent than to treat. Lucky for us, these parasites are simple enough to protect against. To ensure the safety of your home, take steps to reduce the mosquito population.

white and grey dog looking at cameraHow Can Greenix help?

At Greenix, we offer a mosquito reduction treatment. Our service helps to control the mosquito population on your property, which significantly contributes to the safety of your furry family members.

Protecting your family, pets included, is important to Greenix. All of our treatments are pet friendly, which is something that we take very seriously. It is important for our customers to know and feel that their home is completely protected from all pests, parasite-carrying mosquitoes included.

If you do not already have some sort of protection in place to protect against mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, please call Greenix. We want to make sure that the effects of Heartworms and other mosquito passed problems never reach your family. Call us for more information or advice on how to stay protected.