February is America Heart Month…and one of the most serious heart disease your dogs and cats can get is Heatworm Disease. There is only one way your dog or cat can get this disease and that is by the bite of an infected mosquito. There’s no other way to get heartworms. And there’s no way to tell if a mosquito is infected. That’s why prevention is so important. Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states and the bite of just one mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae will give your pets heartworm disease. So, if you have mosquitoes and you have animals, you’re going to have heartworms…. It’s just that simple.
Here are a couple of the meds that are available for both your cats and dogs. One chewable pill every month along with a yearly heartworm test at your vets will keep your furry four legged dogs and cats nice and healthy.
Iverheart Max and Heartgard Plus for dogs are just two of several Heartworm preventitives. Heartgard for cats is also available along with a few others like Advantage Multi chewables for cats All these and more Heartworm products can be found on several sites but I found all of these with proper dosages according to weight on drsforstersmith.com
Because we never want to see I babies painfully sick deadly Heartworm Disease, please check with your vet to see what they reccomend for your very own four legged frined as the meds listed above are just some suggestions. We actually give our dogs Heartgard chewables along with a yearly special check up for Hearworm and they are free of the disese. If you've never heard of Heartworm disease, nows the time to check it out!