Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be a nuisance to pets in the UK and transmit heartworm which is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs.

How will this parasite affect my pet?

Mosquitoes can be a nuisance to pets in the UK, and may occasionally bite pets causing irritation. Mosquitoes can however transmit heartworm which is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs.

This disease is not carried by mosquitoes in the UK but is a threat elsewhere in Europe and in other areas of the world; and therefore should be considered if you’re taking your canine companion on holiday. Read more about heartworm here.