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The symptoms of heartworms in dogs start small but get increasingly serious without treatment.

Symptoms of Heartworm

Heartworm is a deadly parasite spread by the bite of a mosquito. The symptoms of heartworm becoming increasingly severe as the damage progresses. This damage is not fully reversible making prevention or early treatment critical.
Tick paralysis in dogs is caused by a neurotoxin injected by a feeding tick.

Tick Paralysis In Dogs

Tick paralysis starts five to nine days after the tick attaches and feeds. If the ticks transmitting the neurotoxin are not removed, your dog will eventually die due to respiratory failure.
A golden retriever moves through high vegetation.

What Is Anaplasmosis in Dogs?

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne bacterial disease in dogs. Signs of an anaplasmosis infection usually occur during the first couple of weeks after infection and are usually mild.