|What Are Heartworms?|
Heartworms are parasites that can cause damage to your dog or cat. Heartworm disease (heartworm accumulation) is always fatal if left untreated. It is possible that the treatment of heartworm disease can be very costly and will lead to a lot of costs and follow the life of pets, because of the extensive damage that occurs in the heart system. Cardiovascular protection is a much better option. It is very affordable and expensive for your pet.
Veterinarians will suggest a preventative plan (usually to be given once per month).
How Can My Dog Get Heartworms?
Your pet can contract Heartworms from a mosquito. It is not uncommon for mosquitoes to
carry the heartworm larvae. When the mosquito feeds on your pet, the heartworm larvae are
able to enter the bloodstream during the exchange of blood/saliva. Once the larvae are inside of your dog or cat, they relocate to the right side of the heart and begin to reproduce rapidly. A heartworm infestation is dangerous because they begin to block the blood flow throughout the body.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease (dirofilariasis) is extremely serious, and fatal unless treated immediately. Veterinarians consider a pet to have heartworm disease once adult heartworms have blocked major blood vessels that support vital organs (kidney, liver, lungs). A dog with heartworm disease will visually appear depressed and sluggish. excessive coughing is also a common sign of heartworms, because of the blockage to the
heart and lungs.
What Is Heartworm Prevention?
Modern technology has given us the ability to eliminate the heartworm larvae before they
are able to develop and reproduce inside of the pet’s body. While there is no way to completely avoid mosquitoes, Veterinarians have found that a monthly treatment can help to prevent the heartworm larvae from growing into the adult form. We suggest using a monthly heartworm preventative like Heartgard to ensure that your pet is safe from this fatal and painful disease. Heartworm prevention is a requirement for keeping a safe and healthy dog –and much less expensive.
The Life Cycle Of Heartworms:
The Different Types Of Heartworm Prevention Available several large pharmaceutical companies have heartworm prevention products available.
Each one has its strengths & weaknesses, which we have made available to you. It is also important to understand that there are several small businesses offering `pure ivermectin’ (the active ingredient in many heartworm preventatives) over the internet. We advise against purchasing products not recognized by the VMA because the dosage is difficult and they often offer the product designed for horses, which can prove to be fatal for your dog. Feel free to peruse the information, consult with your veterinarian and choose the best
heartworm preventative for your pet. The Following Products Are Recognized By The
Veterinary Medical Association (VMA):
- Heartgard Plus Chewables
- Interceptor Flavor Tabs
- Advantage Multi Topical Solution
- Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets
- Sentinel Flea Medicine Tabs
- a Veterinary office for over 15 years, I have never seen a Heartworm Positive pet that was using Heartgard. However, I have witnessed heartworm positive pets that were using their competitor’s products (less than 5 cases).
- Extremely Safe - The dosages or Ivermectin and Pyrantel are calculated according to your pet’s weight and will not cause harm to them.
- Recommended by veterinarians - Depending on MDI data, HEARTGARD Plus is a "
Of the choice of veterinarian No. 1 for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs "
Make sure your dog is protected!
No matter what prevention you take, prevention of heartworm is The basic condition is to protect you. Mosquitoes are spread everywhere (they can even
Enter the house) - so that only one mosquito infect your dog worms. There is no reason to risk the life of your pet when you can easily prevent it by spending a few dollars a month on heartworm prevention. Prevention for dogs is a prerequisite for their health, just like the "rabies vaccine" should be introduced once a year - cardiac prevention should be offered once a month.