Do you know canine Filariosis?
The worm can measure up to 30 cm long, causing its presence in vital organs of dogs cause significant damage that normally evolve badly if no action is taken, and can cause the death of the animal.
Filariosis is a disease that is transmitted by the bite of some mosquitoes that, when biting an infected dog or cat, inoculate the immature or microfilarial forms of it, and when that mosquito bites another animal, it deposits the larvae on its skin. Once the animal has been bitten, the larvae spread through their blood vessels and mature into the adult form of the one known as the “heartworm.” Through the pulmonary arteries, they affect the lung and reach the heart. There they eventually develop into adult parasites, which can reach several centimeters in length. This disease can damage vital organs such as the liver, spleen or kidney, among others.
The main symptoms are: