Animal Chronicles: Heartworm disease in our pets

You may have heard of heartworms, but what exactly are they and what health problems can they cause in pets?

Heartworms are exactly that: long worms (up to 14 inches, in fact) that, in adulthood, live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected dog. These are very different than other types of parasitic worms, which typically live in the gastrointestinal tract.

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