What you need to know about Heartworm:
- Heartworms can infect both dogs and cats.
- The disease is transmitted when an animal is bitten by an infected mosquito.
- Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in every state, though it is more prevalent in states like Georgia, where the weather stays relatively warm all year. Because mosquitos can come into your home, your pet is at risk even if it is an "indoor" pet.