Heartworm disease is something that we all must protect our pets from as much as possible.

But with the temperatures on the rise here in the Tampa Bay area, the risk goes up. That’s because warmer temps mean more mosquitos, thus a higher risk of heartworm for your pets.

Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes and the warm temps bring out more mosquitos too. Mosquitoes will pick up a larva from an infected dog, coyote, cats, etcetera and then they can pass it that way. It only takes one bite.

This dreaded disease can be prevented simply by treating your dog with medications made for heartworm prevention. There are many options out there on the market, usually in a once a month treatment like a flea medication, so you should simply ask your vet. And make sure you don’t skip any doses.

I reported on a story a few weeks back on heartworm prevention which you may find of interest.  If you missed it check it out HERE:

And for the full story by ABC Action news go HERE:


Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .