A Nasty worm can be found in your pet. Well this one can squeak and needs no vet.
The Heartworm parasite (Dirofilaria immitiis) is spread by mosquitos, usually in summer, but symptoms take six months to appear. Treatment is available, but as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. No dissection required here!
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Heartworm is 240 mm long, 45 mm wide and 40mm thick, made of white medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling. It has a collar, heart shaped dog tag and eyes, which are all embroidered directly onto the fabric. It also has a squeaker. A fun gift for dog lovers!