Introduction to mosquitoes
Can mosquitoes harm my pet?
Female mosquitoes are annoying parasites that will feed on pets — just as they do on people — causing itchy, painful bites! Mosquitoes can make the summer months miserable for your family and pets unless they are well protected. Dogs also face an additional danger since some mosquitoes can transmit heartworm, a potentially deadly parasite that exists in some areas of Canada.
How do I protect my dog from mosquitoes?
Just as families protect themselves with mosquito products, dogs deserve protection, too. Ask your veterinarian for a product that kills mosquitoes through contact. If you are in a heartworm endemic area, your pet will require a heartworm preventive as well since it only takes one bite from one mosquito to transmit heartworms.