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Prepare for Heartworm Season: Schedule Your Appointment Now!

It’s March – springtime is around the corner!  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 the heartworm parasite.  And all it takes is one mosquito bite for your pet to become infected.

Here’s the good news about heartworm disease: it’s an illness that can be prevented easily and affordably.  The bad news?  If you don’t prevent it the right way, your pet is at risk of getting very 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.

Now, 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!  Every pet needs preventative medication for the duration of the summer.

Schedule your pet’s yearly heartworm test and we’ll talk about the best way to prevent heartworm disease, so your pet stays healthy, happy and safe!

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