The only way dogs can get heartworm is by being bitten by a mosquito that is carrying heartworm larvae. If an animal is infected with both a male and female, they can breed to produce tiny organisms known as microfilaria... More »

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According to WebMD, the only way for a dog to get heartworms is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Until the larvae mature, there is no way to determine whether or not a mosquito is infected, which leads WebMD to ... More »

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Dogs get worms in a variety of ways, but one of the most common is exposure to eggs that were shed in other dogs' feces. Many puppies get worms from their mother's milk if she is infected. More »

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Foods that are toxic to dogs include avocado and bread dough, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Other foods harmful to dogs include chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions and ... More »

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Plants that are poisonous to dogs include American holly, amaryllis, castor bean plants, garlic and other members of the allium family, and tomato plants, says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal... More »

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Get free neutering for your dogs by checking if the animal care services or animal welfare department of your city has an existing free neuter/spay program for dogs or other domesticated pets. The Humane Society of the U... More »

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Zyrtec, also known as Cetirizine Hydrochloride, is safe for dogs and frequently prescribed by veterinarians for allergy symptoms, states PetCareRx.com. Since this medication is made only for humans, veterinarians encoura... More »

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