Ask a Vet: How Heartworm Disease Effects your Pets

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Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.

Dr. Jyl stops by the FOX40 studios to talk about how to detect this disease in your pet, how to prevent it, and what you should do if your pet has it.