Spring Is Here, and It’s Time To Prepare For Heartworm Season
Spring has arrived! The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and the mosquitos and ticks have already been spotted hanging around our four-legged friends. You know what that means… time to get your dog tested for Heartworm Disease if their test is not current and get them on their monthly preventative if they are not on a year round prevention plan!
The Heartworm test is a core part of your canine’s annual wellness examination. Heartworm testing is important for the following reasons:
1. The Heartworm preventative we recommend giving your dog on a monthly basis is most safely administered after we know your dog is negative for heartworm.
2. If you have your dog tested once a year for Heartworm disease and give them monthly Heartworm preventive purchased from our clinics and your dog STILL gets Heartworm disease, the company that manufacturers the preventative guarantees their product’s efficacy and will cover the very high cost of treatment.
3. We run our Heartworm tests in the clinic, it requires just a few drops of blood, and just about 10 minutes to give us a result for your dog.