Spring is right around the corner, and we wanted to take this opportunity to inform you about the importance of heartworm testing and prevention. A single bite from an infected mosquito puts your beloved dog at risk for developing heartworm disease.
Annual testing for heartworm is recommended as it can take several months for heartworms to be detected after initial infection. Treatments are available for dogs who have tested positive for heartworm disease, but they aren’t without potential medical complications, high costs, and strict after-treatment care. There is also the possibility of irreversible damage to the heart and lungs even after excessive treatment. The best form of defense for your dog is prevention.
Heartworm prevention is key.
Prevention is the healthier, less expensive way to ensure that your dog is healthy and safe from the parasites that they will likely come in contact with as we enter these warmer months. A consistent preventative plan will give you peace of mind that your pet is protected.
Schedule an appointment today to discuss your heartworm prevention plan. We offer heartworm testing if your dog is due for the annual test as well as various forms of heartworm prevention so you can decide which is best for you and your pet.
Available heartworm prevention products:
ProHeart: injectable 6-month heartworm prevention
Tri-Heart Plus: monthly chewable tablet
Interceptor Plus: monthly chewable tablet