Originally Posted by IlyHalee0915
Yes actually i do know, but it can also be caused of an infection in the heart... undercooked beef alot of times contains parasitic worms... any parasitic worm can cause heartworms and infections... my uncle is a vet.
Are you maybe thinking of tapeworm, which can embed in more places than the digestive tract? It's actually pretty common in ham/pork products, but not so much in beef or chicken.
Not to mention, all an animal has to do is ingest a flea to get tapeworm - tapeworm is very common and very treatable.