We know what you're thinking. Is it spring yet? It won't be long (hopefully) before we are all climbing out of our houses, shorts and flip flops in tow, ready to embrace the warmth. Though springtime brings outdoor activities and sunshine, it also brings mosquitoes and heartworm, fleas and ticks, and a variety of intestinal parasites. So therefore, with the days getting longer, and the temperatures getting warmer (maybe), we've decided to compile a series of articles in regards to spring parasite testing and prevention so that you and your pet can be better protected. Today we'll start with heartworm.