Dirofilaria immitis, commonly known as heartworm, is one of the most dangerous types of parasites that can cause serious health issues in your dog, or sometimes even death.
– To be on the safe side, get a heartworm test done once in a year with the vet’s guidance. – Do not give your dog OTC or non-prescribed pills.
Currently, there is no vaccine available for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs. However, research scientists are working on this.