Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and heartworm disease has been reported in every state in the continental U.S. Heartworm disease is usually fatal in dogs and the symptoms of the disease are not obvious until its later stages. Heartworm treatment is costly and can be risky for the patient. The good news is that the disease is easily preventable. Heartworm preventatives come in oral and topical form and only need to be administered monthly. At Pet Kare Clinic, we carry Interceptor Plus oral monthly chewables to prevent heartworms. However, you can visit our online store to purchase other types of heartworm preventatives. Another great thing about many heartworm prevention medications, is that they also prevent the most common types of intestinal parasites (worms) as well.
Please visit the American Heartworm Association’s website to learn more.