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Fall Trivia Questions:
Do I have to give my dog's heartworm preventative year round?
- The answer is YES! We have all seen a mosquito in our house as late as December and if that mosquito is a carrier of heartworm disease, and bites your dog without any protection (heartworm preventative) in the spring you may be treating your dog for heartworm disease. The cost currently up to date to treat HW disease is between 1,000 and 1,500 dollars. Heartworm disease treatment can be dangerous for your dog and stressful for your family, as the approved treatment for heartworm disease involves use of a product containing arsenic.
Treatment can be lengthy and typically requires hospitalization of the dog at the veterinary clinic followed by an 60 day period of inactivity at home.
Prevention on the other hand when given monthly, is effective in preventing heartworm disease in dogs. Prevention keeps your pet healthy.
Most heartworm prevention methods around today also offer prevention against common intestinal parasite and fleas. Not treating year round increases the risk of dealing with these issues as well.
DON"T DELAY PREVENT TODAY! Ask your veterinary about heartworm prevention products at your next visit.