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Posted on 05-24-2018
Protect Your Dog or Cat from Heartworm Disease
Heartworm is transmitted from mosquito bites and for this reason even indoor pets must be protected from this disease. Unfortunately, there is no current heartworm treatment for cats which makes preventing this condition even more important. We recommend regular heartworm prevention medication be given to all pets, whether or not they spend time outdoors, and that they are tested for heartworm disease on a regular basis.
With the regular administration of preventative medicine, the chances of your pet contracting heartworm are greatly reduced. If your dog does get this ailment, it is important that heartworm treatment begins right away as this condition can be harmful to their overall health and even fatal in some circumstances.
Flea and tick prevention is another wellness medicine that we recommend to all of our four-legged patients. If your pet spends any time in areas that are known to have tick infestation, we recommend a supplemental treatment, such as an anti-tick spray, be used in addition to their regular treatment. If your pet has been bitten by a tick please bring them in for a visit as soon as possible.
Our Veterinarian Can Provide the Necessary Heartworm and Tick Prevention Care for Your Pet
In addition to the regular veterinarian and wellness care that we provide, the veterinary staff at Wedington Animal Hospital can provide you with the knowledge and medication that you need to protect your beloved companion animal from ticks and heartworm. These are two conditions that are much easier to prevent than they are to treat! Call us today if you are concerned that your pet may need further protection or if you would like them tested for heartworm.
Learn More about Heartworm Prevention at Wedington Animal Hospital in Fayetteville
If you are in need of heartworm or tick prevention for your dog or cat this spring and summer call us at (479) 444-6600 to schedule an appointment. Our full-service veterinary hospital is conveniently located at 4363 West Wedington Drive in Fayetteville.