Heart worms

By: Slade Pate

Where heart worms live.

Heart worms live in animals such as dogs, cats, foxes, wolves, coyotes, ferrets, and sea lions and in some rare cases humans.

How they feed.

Heart worms feed off of the blood.

How heart worms reproduce.

The female heart worm release their children, microfilariae into cats or dogs.


The hosts of choice.

They are: dogs, cats, foxes, wolves, coyotes, ferrets, and sea lions and in some rare cases humans.

Special adaptations.

It has no special adaptations.

Length of heart worm.

Babies are microscopic. Female heart worms grow to 10-16 inches in length and the males are a little more than half that length.