By Alexander Blackburn

Where it lives and how it reproduces

Heartworms live in the heart and main arteries of dogs.

It reproduces by laying eggs.

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.

Other facts

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.