Watching Out for Ailments in Dogs – Discovery Videos

It’s a shame that most dog owners don’t pay enough care to their dogs in order so that they know when to bring their pets to the veterinarian. A case in point is heartworm , which is described in this YouTube video.

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquito ingests the juveniles from animals that are infected, and consumes them. These heartworms, which are still young, are in the mouth of the mosquito. They are ready when they will move towards the mouth of the mosquito. If the mosquito bites your dog, the juvenile heartworms will be released into your dog’s bloodstream. The larvae then travel to your dog’s heart. They expand and ultimately kill the heart through blocking blood vessels and coronary arteries.

A chronic and unrelenting cough is the first sign that your dog suffers from heartworm disease. If your dog is exhausted often could be a sign of heartworm disease. If your dog’s behavior is different as usual, even at a small level you should bring your pet to the veterinarian.

Even though adult heartworms are treated, the process is expensive and time-consuming. You can help your dog keep them safe by giving them a monthly preventative medication chew. Also, there is a novel injectable drug that’s provided by your veterinarian every once or twice per year. qa3lvm33gk.