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MOSQUITOS: It’s Time To Buzz Off And Prevent Heartworm

During summertime there is nothing better than getting out & enjoying the great outdoors with your loyal four-legged friend. Unfortunately, the hot, humid months also bring out pesky mosquitoes. These irritating little critters can be just as annoying to your family pet as they are to you.

These tiny insects not only feed on humans, but on dogs, cats, birds, farm animals and even nectar and plant juices.

You are not the only one who needs a mosquito repellent to protect yourself from bites, your canine companion is also a target for these nasties, which transmit disease-causing viruses and parasites.

One such disease is HEARTWORM; a common illness contracted from mosquitoes when microscopic heartworm larvae of a parasitic worm enters through the skin of your pet and passes through the bloodstream. They can lodge in the right side of the heart or through the arteries of the lungs and cause serious of problems for your pet, including muscle weakness, fever, lethargy, spasms, seizures and paralysis.

ProHeart SR-12 is the only option to provide heartworm protection for a full year from one treatment. It’s a vet only treatment and is not available in pet stores and fits in well with Fluffy’s annual health check. Perfect for a 2021 goal!

For professional advice about heartworm disease, please contact our clinic to discuss the option of a heartworm test and the best types of prevention available.

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