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Heartworm infection occurs when a parasitic worm attacks pets. It can cause severe illness. Mosquitoes transmit the blood-borne parasite. The larvae pass into the bloodstream, making their way to the heart. The infection can cause fatal heart and lung problems if not detected and treated. Arid climates are considered low-risk for heartworm infections, but they can still happen.
It can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience to go hiking with your dog. It will provide your furry friend with much-needed exercise and mental stimulation and an excellent opportunity for the two of you to bond.