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Heartworm disease Owner Factsheet

This potentially serious parasitic disease can cause heart failure and other complications. In most countries where the disease occurs, preventative treatment is given to pet dogs to ensure they do not become infected.

What is heartworm?

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How can my dog be infected?

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How do I know if my dog is affected?

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How will my vet confirm the disease?

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Can heartworm be treated?

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How can I prevent my dog getting heartworm?

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