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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm Disease is an endemic that is affecting the entire United States and has spread into Canada. With summer here, so too, are the mosquitoes that carry this disease. Heartworm disease is easily preventable by giving your dog a heartworm preventative every month.

We prescribe Iverhart-Max for heartworm prevention. It also treats and controls several other internal parasites which can be harmful to dogs, cats, and humans. Roundworm, hookworms, and tapeworms are “zoonotic” which means they can spread form your pet to you. Iverhart-Max will help keep your pet(s) and family protected aganist these internal parasites.

Recent studies have shown that cats suffer from heartworm disease as well. Some cats can fight off heartworm disease at an immature stage in the worm’s growth however, during that process your cat’s lungs can become scarred. This can represent a serious health risk to your cat. Cats that have been exposed to heartworm many times can suffer from chronic respiratory problems and even sudden death. We strongly recommend that cats recieve a heartworm and internal parasite preventative monthly to prevent such infections.

We recommend Revolution for cats to prevent heartowrm disease and infection. Revolution also kills adults fleas, prevents flea eggs from hatching, treats roundworms, hookworms (intestinal parasites) and treats ear-mites. Revolution is a topical medication applied easily once a month to your cat.