Proheart Protection

proheart_aussie_2Do you find “leftover” heartworm pills?  Have you ever been late giving your pet their monthly preventative?  Have you ever missed a dose completely?  Have you ever wondered if your pet actually swallowed their pill, or if they have dropped it and another pet ate it?  This happens a lot!  Proheart is the only single dose injection that can protect your dog continuously for 6 months.

Proheart is an injectable parasiticide that is used in dogs six months of age and older to prevent heartworm disease.  Heartworms are transmitted to dogs from mosquitoes bites.  When an infected mosquito bites a dog, heartworm larvae enters the dog’s body.  Over time, the larvae mature and travel to the heart and lungs.  Heartworms can live in untreated dogs for 5 to 7 years.  Adult heartworms can grow up to 14 inches in length – causing organ damage and, in some cases, death.

Here are a few facts about heartworms:

*Heartworm disease has also been diagnosed in ALL 50 states!

*Outdoor and Indoor dogs are at risk!

*It only takes ONE mosquito to infect your dog!

*Unprotected virtually 100% of dogs infected with heartworm larvae develop adult heartworms!

Monthly prevention can be difficult to keep up with, even for the most well-intentioned and conscientious owners.  Only 51% of pet owners successfully follow their veterinarians recommended heartworm regimen.  Missed or delayed doses puts your dog at risk for heartworm disease.

If you are currently on a heartworm prevention and would like to switch to Proheart, please contact our office and we will be glad to assist you.  If your pet is not currently on heartworm prevention….we can help!  Our office does see many cases of heartworm disease, it is so important to test your dog every two years and keep them on heartworm prevention year round!

Call our office and schedule an appointment 869-2627.