New Patients Receive a Complimentary Exam

Call now for more information

Is your pet protected from heartworm disease?

Published on March 14th, 2016

Murray3aSummer is just 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 heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected.

Here’s the good news about heartworm disease. It’s an illness that can be easy and affordable to prevent. The bad news is, if you don’t prevent it the right way, your pet is at high risk of getting 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.

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! One mosquito bite is all that’s needed to spread the disease to your furry friend.

Henry

Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup with us. We’ll do a thorough exam, including a simple heartworm test, to make sure your pet is at his/her optimum health. We’ll also recommend the best heartworm preventative for you and your dog. We offer Sentinel, the tablet that is given monthly, and ProHeart 6, the injectable preventative that lasts 6 months!

We want to make sure your pet stays healthy, happy and safe. Call us today to discuss your heartworm preventative options.

Back to News

Comments are closed.

Contact Us

(773) 725-0260

5419 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641
Get Directions

Payment

apply now!

Office Hours

Monday
8am - 8pm
Tuesday
8am - 8pm
Wednesday
8am - 8pm
Thursday
8am - 8pm
Friday
8am - 8pm
Saturday
8am - 4pm
Sunday
Closed

See our office

Take a sneak peak at our clinic with this virtual tour!

Click here!