Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs. Much of the damage occurs before there are any outward signs of the disease. Therefore, prevention is the key element in protecting your dog. There are several medications that your dog can take to prevent heartworms.These medications, which are available in our hospital, include the following:
Trifexis offers parasite protection for your dog in a flavored tablet. Trifexis kills fleas, prevents heart worm disease, and treats and controls three kinds of intestinal parasites.
Interceptor is a beef-flavored heartworm medicine tablet for preventing heartworm disease in dogs.
Heartgard Plus Chewables offer comprehensive protection against heartworm for dogs, and can also be used to treat and control outbreaks of roundworms and hookworms.
ProHeart® 6 is the only injection that provides 6 full months of continuous heartworm protection in a single dose.
IT IS CRUCIAL THAT ALL DOGS ARE ON A PREVENTATIVE EVERY 30 DAYS, YEAR ROUND, TO PREVENT HEARTWORMS.