More Rain, More Mosquitoes, Equals Increased Heartworm Risk

American Heartworm Society Encourages Prevention to Illinois Dog Owners

The beginning of August may mean the dog days of summer are here, but the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is warning Illinois pet owners not to be laid-back about heartworm protection. Mosquitoes have been plentiful in the Midwest this summer, thanks to a wet spring that yielded standing water where mosquitoes can breed. And unfortunately for pets, mosquitoes are part of the heartworm disease cycle.

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