A Case for Winter Parasite Prevention

Dog and winter sunBaby, it’s cold outside. We don’t want to venture outdoors in Michigan’s January weather, and we assume that other critters are just as hesitant to as well. Parasites, however, don’t take a winter break. Believe it or not, parasite prevention for your pet is just as important in January as it was in July… but why?

Heartworms and the Need for Winter Parasite Prevention

If you know anything about heartworms, you probably realize that they are transmitted by the mosquito. Winter in this part of the country and mosquitos don’t typically go together, and many pet owners are tempted to stop administering heartworm preventatives in the colder months of the year. Beware, however, as heartworm disease can affect pets at any time of the year. Continuing winter parasite prevention for heartworms is important for a few reasons: Continue…