When it comes to your pet, there are few things that we won’t do for them if they are sick or injured! However, helping them when they are perfectly healthy with preventative measures is sometimes harder, since that sense of urgency isn’t always there. Here at Mooresville Animal Hospital, we worry every day about pets that are not getting their preventative treatments since we have seen firsthand the awful disease and sometimes death that can come with a mosquito bite, tick bite or fleas. That is why we are so excited that there are some yearly treatments out that can protect your pet all year round: Proheart 12 & Simparica Trio.
Proheart 12 is administered via an annual injection and will protect your pet against heartworm. You will also need to find additional medications or take other precautions to protect your pet against fleas, ticks and other pest-borne diseases. Simparica Trio, on the other hand, is a chewable tablet given orally every month that will protect your pet from mosquitos, fleas, ticks and ringworm. With these easily administered, yearly treatments, you can protect your pet from the dangers of heartworm as well as fleas and ticks. Heartworm is a disease that is seen in all 50 states and a particular danger during the summer months, since heartworm is transmitted via mosquito bites to your pet.
Here at Mooresville Animal Hospital, we want to help treat as well as prevent diseases with your pet, especially since heartworm, Lyme disease and other problems that come from common pests can be prevented. If you have questions about heartworm, any of these preventative medications or worry your pet is infected, please give us a call today.