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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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i.Rubiny

I.Rubiny

Answered on Oct 04, 2017

In order to treat heartworms you can use an arsenic derivative, bed rest and leash walking. Dirofilaria immitis, the heartworm or dog heartworm, is a parasitic roundworm that is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes. The heartworm is a type of filarial worm, a small thread-like worm that causes filariasis. The definitive host is the dog, but it can also infect cats, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, and other animals, such as ferrets, bears, sea lions and even, under very rare circumstances, humans.

The parasite is commonly called "heartworm"; however, adults often reside in the pulmonary arterial system (lung arteries), as well as the heart, and a major effect on the health for the animal is a manifestation of damage to the lung vessels and tissues.

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OBrienEE

OBrienEE

Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Arsenic derivative
Bed rest
Leash walking
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