Brickyard Animal Hospital

1213 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

info@brickyardanimal.com 801.486.0123

Heartworm Services

Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm (Dirofilaria immitis) that is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes. The heartworm is a type of filaria, a small thread-like worm. The definitive host is the dog but it can also infect cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes and other animals, such as ferrets, sea lions and even, under very rare circumstances, humans.