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Heartworms have become much more prevalent in pets around the country, and can occur in dogs and cats, and are parasitic worms that can lead to heart failure in your pet.
Many pet health plans cover the cost of heartworm medications, visits to diagnose the condition, and treatments. Some pet health plans offer this coverage as part of their policy, while others offer it as an add-on at an extra cost. Usually, these add-ons will cover other health care check-ups and vaccinations, too.
Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes, and since those pesky bugs are often found inside the house, even indoor pets can be infected. Many vets recommend using heartworm medication during mosquito season as a preventative, so check with your pet health plan to make sure they cover the medications for prevention, too.