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Posted on 03-28-2016

It’s spring! Time to check for heartworm disease!
Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today!

March is almost over—warm weather & the return of insects is just around the corner. (Or maybe you’ve already seen some bugs like us!) And don’t forget those worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain…

The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected.

Here's the good news about heartworm disease. It's an illness that can be easy and affordable to prevent. The bad news is, if you don't prevent it the right way, your pet is at risk of getting sick. Heartworm disease is dangerous to your pet and some signs of the illness are tough to spot. Your pet may be acting fine, but they may have so many heartworms inside their body that it can become life threatening.

You may be thinking, “My pet stays indoors, so there’s no need for heartworm prevention.” But, heartworms are carried by mosquitoes, which get into everyone’s homes! One mosquito bite is all that’s needed to spread the disease to your furry friend.

Is it that time? Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup with us. We’ll do a thorough annual examination, including a simple heartworm test, to make sure your pet is at his/her optimum health. And we’ll talk about the best way to prevent heartworm disease, so your pet stays healthy, happy and safe! If your pet has had their annual exam and you aren’t sure about their last heartworm test-give us a call, we are here to help!

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