Filariasis in dogs: protect your pets without insecticides with Biogents
Heartworm or dog filariasis is a very serious cardiopulmonary disease, which can cause the death of our four-legged friend. The disease is caused by a parasite that infects dogs through mosquito bites. Let’s see what it is and how to protect our animal friends.
Filariasis in dogs, what it is and how it is transmitted
The filariasis or dog heartworm is caused by Unforgiving heartwormsa parasite a few tens of centimeters long which is particularly common in flat areas characterized by a high level of humidity.
The transmission takes place through the mosquito bite: if a mosquito bites an infected animal, the parasite larvae mature in the insect which will then transmit them to other animals through the bite.
When the dog becomes infected with heartworm it can show symptoms which include cough after physical exertion, lethargy, subcutaneous nodules. As the disease progresses, if left untreated, it can lead to heart failure, pulmonary embolism, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen up to upon the death of the animal itself.
Fortunately it is possible prevent heartworm disease in dogs; however, if the dog has not taken the correct prophylaxis for heartworm, it is important to contact your veterinarian, if the animal shows suspicious symptoms, to perform diagnostic tests and set up the correct therapy.
Prevent heartworm disease in dogs with Biogents
Il period of greatest risk for the dog to be infected with heartworm is what goes from spring to autumn, when mosquitoes are active.
Since the infection can have serious consequences, the prophylaxis is critical.
For preventive purposes, the vet can administer specific drugs to the dog: those by injection protect the animal all year round, while the formulations spot on (to be applied to the animal’s skin), the tablets and chewable tablets are generally effective for a month.
In addition to specific prophylactic therapyit is important to reduce the possibility of the dog being bitten by mosquitoes, for example, by installing mosquito nets and using repellent products or other systems capable of keeping mosquitoes away.
If you are looking for a system to eliminate mosquitoes that is safe for animals and the environment, you can opt for the Biogents technologywhich allows for eliminate mosquitoes inside and outside the home without using insecticides or potentially harmful substances.
Eco-friendly mosquito traps: the Biogents proposals
Biogents, a leading company in the sector, has created a system of traps specifically designed to eliminate mosquitoes without using insecticides or repellents.
The system consists of three different traps:
- BG-Homemosquito trap indoors;
- BG-Mosquitairetrap for adult mosquitoes in outdoor environments;
- BG-GAToutdoor trap that catches mosquitoes looking for a place to lay their eggs.
These systems work thanks to lactic acid, an attractive substance for mosquitoes, similar to those emitted by humans and animals, and allow keep mosquitoes away inside and outside the house at any time of day or night.
Thanks to the use of Biogents ecological traps and the correct prophylaxis performed by the veterinarian can effectively protect your four-legged friend from the risk of contracting filariasis or heartworm.
Also, the use of the Biogents trap system reduces the proliferation and spread of mosquitoesalso allowing us to enjoy the summer at home and outdoors without being disturbed and stung by these annoying insects.