How is heartworm transmitted?

Answer Heartworms are thin, white worms that can grow up to 14 inches long and produce thousands of baby worms, all of which live in an infected dog's heart and blood vessels. This can lead to extreme ill... Read More »

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How is heartworm contracted?

Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal condition caused by a species of roundworms that attacks dogs, cats and other animals. The heartworm requires several stages and hosts to advance through it... Read More »

Why Don't Humans Get Heartworm?

According to the American Heartworm Society, The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery of 1847 makes first mention of heartworm in dogs of the United States. Heartworm was discovered in cats late... Read More »

Heartworm Facts?

The American Heartworm Society refers to dogs as the "definitive host" of heartworm disease. The disease costs a lot less to prevent than it does to cure. The disease could be eradicated in the U.... Read More »

How can HPV be transmitted?

HPV, genital human papillomavirus, is transmitted through skin to skin contact. The most common form of transmittance is by unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person. There are more th... Read More »