How to Kill Heartworms?

Answer Heartworm, or Dirofilaria immitis, is transmitted to a dog when an infected mosquito bites it. The larvae, called microfilariae, enter the bloodstream and eventually infect the heart. Left untreate... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Kill Heartworms

Can garlic kill heartworms in dogs?

According to Dr. Page Wages of the Oberlin Animal Hospital, garlic does not kill heartworms. In addition, Wages and the ASPCA note that garlic is toxic to dogs, especially in large dosages, so shou... Read More »

How does heartworm medicine kill heartworms?

To kill heartworm larva, a prevention medication is given to your cat or dog, which poisons the larva and minimizes adult worms. Adult heartworms are killed with injections of Immiticide, a drug c... Read More »

How are heartworms spread?

Heartworms are a type of parasite that affects animals such as dogs, cats, coyotes and wolves. Heartworm disease can cause serious damage to the arteries of the infected animal's lungs. Diagnosis o... Read More »

Can heartworms in a cat be cured?

Feline heartworms can be treated and cured. Because cats are resistant hosts to heartworms, it is possible in some cases for cats to rid themselves of heartworms without treatment. Damage to a catâ... Read More »