We want nothing but the best for our furry companions, and this means we also have to have conversations about the less fun and fluffy aspects of pet ownership. So, here we go, let’s talk about heartworm disease.
Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm is an internal parasite that poses a threat to our pets if left untreated. Even indoor pets are at risk as mosquitoes can easily find their way inside. But the good news is, internal parasites are almost 100% preventable. Prevention isn’t a one-time deal, it requires regular attention and commitment, so it is crucial for all pets, regardless of their lifestyle, to be tested and protected.
A visit to your veterinarian will help you understand the best prevention methods and we can create a plan for your pet’s unique needs. Heartworm can be difficult and costly to treat once contracted, but by working with us on a prevention plan, you can most likely avoid this. Think of prevention like carrying an umbrella on a gloomy day—you might not need it, but if the rain starts pouring, you’ll be glad to be prepared.
At our practice, we offer a variety of products that protect your pet from internal parasites like heartworm, hookworm, whipworm, and roundworm, as well as external parasites such as fleas and ticks. We are happy to discuss different options with you during your next visit.
If you don’t have a prevention plan in place, now is the time to establish one: