You may not know this, but George Washington, our first president, had a Dalmatian. Her name was Madame Moose. It would be another hundred years or so before the breed was first listed in the American Kennel Club Stud as a registered breed.
Mosquitoes are a constant nuisance to pets and their owners, but they can also pose a serious threat as organisms which can transmit parasites from one animal to another. In fact, mosquitoes are an essential stage in the lifecycle of heartworms. Heartworms must pass through mosquitoes while in their larval stage before they can mature in a host animal. Once the heartworm passes through the mosquito and enters your pet’s bloodstream, the parasite can breed and cause permanent damage to vital organs.
If left untreated, a heartworm infestation can develop into heartworm disease which can lead to lung disease, heart failure, or death. Don’t take a chance. Make sure your pet is protected.