A couple of years ago, my parents’ dog Tom died from a case of heart worms. This adorable chow mix suffered with this condition for many months before he passed away. While watching his struggle, I learned about the importance of screening your pet for heart worms regularly. I also discovered how critical giving your furry friend monthly heart worm prevention pills are. My dog new Sammie is screened annually for heart worms. She also takes a pill once each month that is supposed to prevent her from ever succumbing to this heartbreaking problem. Her monthly pill also protects her from fleas. On this blog, you will learn how to protect your pet from heart worms today.