Heartworms are a serious disease that are spread by mosquitoes. They live in the blood, heart, and lungs and can lead to death if not treated. Heartworms are 100% preventable. Celina Animal Hospital has many options for prevention which include:
Heartgard Plus is a beef flavored chewable tablet that is given every 30 days. It is safe for puppies 6 weeks and older. Heartgard also treats and prevents hookworm and roundworm infestation.
Interceptor Plus is a chicken flavored chewable tablet that is given every 30 days. It is safe for puppies 6 weeks and older. Interceptor Plus also treats and prevents roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and whipworm infestation.
Revolution is a liquid that is given every 30 days on the skin. It is safe for puppies 6 weeks and older. Revolution also helps with flea infestations by killing adult fleas and preventing flea eggs from hatching. It can treat ear mites and sarcoptic mange as well.
Proheart 6 is an injection that is given every 6 months to prevent heartworm disease. It can only be given to dogs 6 months of age and older.
All animals at Celina Animal Hospital are started on heartworm prevention as puppies. They have their first heartworm test at 1 year of age. Celina Animal Hospital Doctors and Staff recommend that you keep your pet on prevention year round. We try to find the best prevention that best fits you and your furry friend.
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