Don't Forget Fido: Protecting Your Pets From Mosquitoes Invading Carolinas


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bug spray might keep the mosquitoes off of you, but what about protecting your pets?

Veterinarians said that's a major concern as the mosquito-pocalypse hovers over the Carolinas.

"You go outside and get bit by mosquitoes; your pet is getting bit by mosquitoes," said Dr. Eric Setzer from Lesslie Animal Hospital.

"The biggest concern for pets is that the mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease," said Dr. Setzer. With a monster mosquito outbreak looming, experts said the chances of your pet getting that disease are higher than ever.

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