Dogs and cats are at risk for a number of parasitic infections, and many pet parasites can infect both animals and people. A monthly preventative is important for both the health of your pet and your family.
Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect all pets, even indoor dogs and cats. The disease is caused by heartworms, foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of affected pets. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to transmit heartworm disease, and pets can become infected at any time of year.
Monthly heartworm preventatives for cats and dogs or the 6 month ProHeart injection for dogs are essential to protect your pets from heartworm disease. When dosed on time, 12 months a year, the monthly heartworm preventatives disrupt the heartworm life cycle.
If you have a busy schedule or travel frequently, the 6-month shot is a great option for dogs. Simple and convenient, just 1 shot provides your dog with 6 months of continuous heartworm protection.
A yearly heartworm test is required for every annual visit to confirm that your pet is heartworm-free and that your prevention program is working.