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Guarding Their Hearts: The Importance of Heartworm Prevention for Your Furry Friends

by | Jan 4, 2024 | Our Blog, Vet Hospital Henderson, Vet Hospital Las Vegas | 0 comments

At Highlands Animal Care, we understand that your pets are not just animals; they are cherished members of your family. That’s why we want to shed light on a crucial aspect of their well-being – heartworm prevention!

What are heartworms?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can affect dogs and cats. It is caused by parasitic worms that are transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Living in an area like Henderson and Las Vegas, where mosquitoes are prevalent, puts our furry companions at an increased risk.

Can heartworms be prevented?

Preventing heartworm disease is far more manageable and cost-effective than treating an infected pet. Our team at Highlands Animal Care encourages all pet owners to prioritize heartworm prevention as a routine part of their pet’s healthcare.

Regular Veterinary Check-ups:

Schedule regular check-ups with our experienced veterinarians. They can provide a thorough examination and recommend a suitable prevention plan based on your pet’s specific needs.

Prescription Medications:

Administering monthly heartworm prevention medications is the most common and effective method. These medications not only protect against heartworms but also help control other parasites, such as intestinal worms.At Highlands Animal Care, we love to recommend Simparica Trio for heartworm disease PLUS ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms!

Year-Round Protection:

Contrary to popular belief, heartworm prevention is a year-round commitment, even in our warm climate. Mosquitoes can thrive in various weather conditions, making it essential to maintain consistent protection.

Education and Awareness:

Stay informed about the risks associated with heartworm disease. Our team is here to provide you with the necessary information and answer any questions you may have about prevention, symptoms, and treatment.

At Highlands Animal Care, we believe that a healthy pet is a happy pet. By prioritizing heartworm prevention, you are not only safeguarding your furry friend’s well-being but also ensuring many joyful years together. Remember, the best defense is a good offense – schedule a consultation with our dedicated team and take the proactive step towards protecting your pet’s heart. Let’s keep those tails wagging and those purrs going strong together!

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