A guide to all-in-one flea and heartworm prevention

A guide to all-in-one flea and heartworm prevention

Do all pets really need heartworm prevention?

Do all pets really need heartworm prevention?

[New Product] Insect Shield Insect Repellent Reversible Pet Bed

[New Product] Insect Shield Insect Repellent Reversible Pet Bed

When you have pets, the battle of the bugs is non-stop. Protecting your dog from pests like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies can be tough, but it’s vital to your pet’s health. There’s a long list of dangerous diseases that are caused by insect bites, making them not only a nuisance but a serious threat to your dog’s health and longevity. With the Insect Shield Insect Repellent Reversible Pet […]

3 Heartworm Prevention F.A.Q.s

3 Heartworm Prevention F.A.Q.s

I Missed Giving a Dose of Heartworm Prevention Medicine. Does My Pet Need to Be Tested for Heartworms? We’ve all been there at least once in which life’s daily routines can cause us to forget important reminders. So, what happens in the event you mistakenly forget to give your pet his or her heartworm preventative and a month goes by without protection? Despite potential misinformation given to pet parents, it […]

Why your dog needs heartworm prevention all year long

Why your dog needs heartworm prevention all year long

One of the most common questions asked by animal guardians is whether monthly heartworm medication needs to be given year round, even in the colder winter months. While heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, there have been increasingly warmer winter months in recent years which has led to the appearance of mosquitoes even in colder months. However, in order for mosquitoes to transmit the infectious larval stages of heartworms through a bite, […]

What You Need to Know About Heartworm Prevention

With spring and warmer weather just around the corner, many pet guardians start thinking of protecting their pets from fleas, ticks as well as heartworm disease. However, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), “…heartworm infections continue to increase in numbers and geographic distribution.” While the greatest number of cases are seen in the southeastern US, heartworm infection has been found in dogs in all 50 states. Treating heartworm […]

Does My Dog Need Heartworm Prevention in the Winter?

One of the more common questions we receive in the veterinary clinic is whether dogs should be on year-round heartworm prevention, even in the winter and colder months. Over 20 years ago I was taught in veterinary school that the average ambient temperature had to be 65 degrees or higher for 30 days in a row for mosquitoes to become infectious and transmit heartworms to dogs. In most areas of the country […]