Heartworms

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. Any dog can be exposed to heartworms, since it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito. Heartworm disease can be fatal if untreated. Treatment of heartworm disease can be expensive, and can be hard on your dog depending on how advanced the infection is. Use these resources to find out more about heartworm disease. Please call us or come in if you have any questions about heartworm disease and how to prevent it.

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  • Heartworm Disease in Dogs – Any dog can get heartworms. Heartworm disease is very difficult to treat, but very easy to prevent.
  • Heartworm Disease in Cats – Heartworm disease in cats can be difficult to diagnose, and very challenging to treat. Prevention is easy!
  • Can My Inside Dog Get Heartworms? – Even dogs who spend most of their time indoors can still get heartworms. Find out why regular heartworm prevention medicines are important for all dogs.
  • Why Should I Test My Dog for Heartworms? – Heartworm disease can be very serious, even fatal, in dogs. Yearly testing can diagnose early infections before they become serious.
  • Why Should I Use Heartworm Prevention? – Using heartworm prevention medicine might seem like an unnecessary expense, but it is easier and safer to prevent heartworm disease than it is to treat it.
  • When Should I Start My Dog on Heartworm Prevention? – We recommend that all dogs be on heartworm prevention all year long. Do you know when your puppy should start? Find out here, and see why it’s so important.
  • Types of Heartworm Prevention – There are many different types of heartworm prevention available. Your veterinarian can help you decide which is the best option for your dog.
  • How to Apply Topical Medicine – Some heartworm prevention medicines are available as a topical medicine. Find out how to apply the topical medicine so your pet gets the most benefit!
  • How to Make Topical Medicines Last – Once you’ve applied the topical medicine the right way, you need to make sure that it lasts for the full 30 days.
  • Can I Skip Heartworm Medicine in the Winter? – Keeping your pets on heartworm prevention medicine all year long is an easy and important way you can keep them healthy.

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