Heartworms do permanent damage to the heart, lungs, and the blood vessels that surround them. If left untreated, your dog will likely not survive heartworm disease. That's why prevention is so critical!
|Mom wants me to be safe from those pesky mosquito parasites that cause heartworm!|
There are no symptoms of having heartworms until the worms begin to infect the heart and lungs. Your dog may develop a cough that gets progressively worse and may seem to be out of breath much more than usual. Heartworm is present in all 50 states in the U. S., even in dry climates such as Phoenix, AZ, where we live. I give my precious fur-kids one Heartworm prevention tablet a month to keep them safe from this deadly disease.
|I don't want those disgusting worms to invade my heart and lungs, they could kill me!|
|Just one tablet a month keeps my dogs safe from Heartworm disease. I coat it in peanut butter and give it to them. They don't know it's medicine, they think it's a delicious peanut butter treat!|
|Icy and Phoebe know it's time for their "special peanut butter treat" and they wait anxiously in the kitchen for me to give it to them! What could be easier?|
Many Veterinarians now recommend a Heartworm Antigen test annually to ensure your dog remains free of heartworms.
How do you protect your dog from heartworm disease? Leave us a comment, we love hearing from you!