Heartworms are extremely common in the warm, humid environment in Meridian, Mississippi, and can infect both our canine companions AND our feline friends. Heartworms are transmitted from infected mosquitoes as juvenile worms known as microfilaria. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, these immature worms can grow into adults which can cause serious damage to the animal’s blood vessels, lungs and heart, and may even cause death.
A monthly preventative can keep your dog or cat healthy and is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. The experienced veterinarian at Meridian Animal Clinic will determine which preventative is right for your pet, based on their needs and lifestyle.