Heartworm disease is a serious medical condition caused by a parasite named dirofilaria immitis. Dogs are infected with this parasite via bites from infected mosquitoes. Developmental stages of the parasite develop in the blood stream and result in large worms in the great vessels and chambers of the heart. These large worms can cause many symptoms of disease with clinical signs of lung and heart disease.
At Alpine, we develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental and travel situations. We will also review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, barn, yard and on your pet.