Heartworm Season!

Start your Heartworm prevention June 1st! Please contact the clinics if you have further questions!

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heartworm awareness

It’s the time of year for Heartworm Prevention!

Once per month from June to November.

Give our office a call to get your pet’s prevention today.

What is Heartworm?

Heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) is a parasite that infects dogs and other canine species such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes. Cats can also become infected, although they are more resistant to infection.

Heartworm is a blood-borne parasitic infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm infection was once limited to the southern regions of the United States, however it is now found in most areas of the continental United States, Mexico, and Canada – Including British Columbia.

Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease that affects the cardiovascular system. Heartworms mature in the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries causing severe disease. If a large number of worms are present, blood flow through the heart can become obstructed and lead to heart failure. Blood clots…

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