There was a report on the news recently about a local dog who tested positive for heartworms even though he was on preventative. There is a strain of resistant heartworms. It is very uncommon. We have not seen any cases. Most heartworms are still sensitive to the preventatives.
We recommend to give monthly heartworm preventative year round. For added protection, you can use mosquito repellant. Here are a couple that are available:
To learn more about heartworm in general click here.
Check out the new all -in- one topical for cats! This is a topical that kills fleas and ticks, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. It can be applied to kittens starting at 8 weeks and older or weighing more than 1.8lbs.
Why do we recommend regular parasite prevention? Watch these videos for insight into the world of parasites.
Click the link above to read an article on your pets and Covid-19.
Please call the office with any questions.