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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworms are a parasite that impact pets across the nation – they spread via mosquitos. Just one bite puts your pet at risk! The good news is that you can keep your pets safe with prescribed prevention from a veterinarian.

It’s important to talk to your veterinarian about heartworm prevention and, in Florida, keep your dog on a prescribed schedule year-round.

Heartworm disease is fatal if left untreated, but thanks to friends like you, JHS provides dogs the very best chance to live out their full lives in new homes.

Here’s how you can help:

Send a gift to the dogs at JHS to provide lifesaving treatment.

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You can give using jaxhumane.org/donate or call 904.72.8766.

Heartworm disease affects dogs and cats differently. Dogs are much more likely to be infected and suffer. Last year, JHS had more than 400 HW+ dogs enter our care compared to zero cats. You can read more about cats and heartworm here.

Give a second chance to a heartworm-positive dog by adopting! This month, thanks to Laurie Mecca and Family, dogs who are heartworm positive have no adoption fee, go home with a Petco gift card, and lots of goodies!

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Spread the word about heartworm by sharing our posts on social media using #heartwormawareness. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, and TikTok using @jaxhumane.

Heartworm Awareness month is sponsored by our friends at Mosquito Joe of the First Coast.

Mosquito Joe® has a heart for your pets. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to spread heartworm disease. Take further steps to protect your pet with their many options and solutions. No contracts required – satisfaction guaranteed!

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For more information about heartworm prevention, disease and treatment, please visit the Heartworm Society website.