By Alexander Blackburn
How it feeds and it's choice host
They eat away at the hearts materal until it stops working.
It's perfered host is dogs.
Special adaptations and size
They use mesqitos as vectors to get to new host.
It's maximum size is 12inches.
In cats and dogs their life span veris depending on what species they are in.
They are able to infect 30 different species.
They are found more in dogs than cats.