Heartworms are a parasite that is transmitted through mosquitos from an infected animal. Heartworm disease is not only prevalent in dogs, but cats as well. There is no heartworm treatment for felines, so preventatives are especially important. Heartworm treatment for dogs is very expensive and intensive, therefore preventative medicines are highly recommended to keep your pet healthy. Heartworm preventative medicine can come in several forms such as pills, injectable medicines or tasty treats. Schedule an appointment with the caring doctors at Hazel Green to determine which heartworm preventative is right for your pet.