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Heartworm disease: signs/symptoms and treatment

What are the warning signs to be on the lookout for?

And what treatment is available for dogs with heartworm disease?

Signs of heartworm disease in dogs

In early stages, many dogs show few to no symptoms of heartworm disease. Over time, symptoms can include fatigue, weight loss, decreased appetite, coughing and trouble breathing.5

Fatigue Sign

Fatigue when exercising

Coughing Sign

Occasional coughing

Fatigue/Weight Loss Sign

Loss of weight and/or appetite

Severe Cases Sign

Persistent fatigue, excessive coughing and shortness of breath (severe cases)

Contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog is showing heartworm disease symptoms.

Heartworm disease treatment

A shot of prevention is way less physically, emotionally and financially stressful than treating an illness. Plus, even after treatment, any heartworm damage to your dog’s heart and lungs can’t be reversed. Learn about treatmentExternal Link Small.

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