Heartworm disease is on the rise in our area – with multiple positive cases at our hospital each month. This increase is mainly due to transport of dogs throughout the country, changes in climate conditions, and less than 25% of dogs in our area receiving heartworm prevention. With heartworm disease on the rise, prevention is a must for your dog.
Is ProHeart 12 the right heartworm prevention for your dog? To answer that question, we advise asking yourself the following:
1. When life gets busy, it is tough to stay on top of monthly dosing?
2. Does your dog refuse to eat, vomit up, or spit out the monthly heartworm prevention chews?
3. Do you have monthly preventatives left from last year that were not given?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then ProHeart12 is likely a great prevention option for your dog.
ProHeart12 is an injection very similar to a vaccine – it is administered under the skin at the time of your dog’s annual or wellness exam, but can also be given at any point throughout the year. It has a similar safety profile to all other vaccines and can be given at the same time as other vaccines.
ProHeart 12 injection will be available at all LVC locations starting November 1st. Click here to learn more about ProHeart 12.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please give us a call or ask us at your dog’s next appointment.