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Veterinary Answers - What are heartworms?

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This page has some helpful tips about pet care and heartworms. --- Linked from http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/heartworm/a/heartworm.htm --- What are heartworms? Heartworms are large worms that live in the hearts of dogs and cats. They are also found in other species, including ferrets, foxes, wolves, sea lions, and horses. Dogs are the common host for this parasite. This worm is also known as Dirofilaria Immitis. It is a long, spaghetti-like worm that can be anywhere from 6 to 10 inches...Read Full Story