Here in Texas, mild weather conditions mean we never know when mosquitoes will emerge in the spring or how late into fall they will hang around.  And for pets, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance; these pesky little blood-sucking beasts are responsible for transmitting deadly heartworm disease.

Heartworm is a serious disease that threatens the lives of infected dogs and cats.  Fortunately, heartworm prevention is relatively inexpensive and easy to administer.  The American Heartworm Society recommends that you Think 12: (1) Get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm and (2) give your pet heartworm prevention 12 months a year.