According to the American Heartworm Association, Georgia has one of the highest incidence of heartworm infections in the nation. As much as 7 in every 10 mosquitos carry heartworms that can infect dogs and cats and it only takes one mosquito to infect your pet. If left untreated, heartworms can be fatal in dogs and can also cause sudden death in cats. All pets, regardless of indoor and outdoor status, should be on heartworm and flea prevention year round as mosquitos are active in Georgia in the winter and often enter the home through doors and windows. As with all preventative health, it is so much easier, less expensive, and better for your pet to prevent heartworm and fleas rather than waiting or taking the chance that they might become infected. We will guide you in determining which heartworm and flea/tick prevention is right for you.