Heartworm lives in the blood stream and heart of your dog and cat, and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease and therefore preventative treatments are essential.
Puppies should be constantly protected against heartworm from 8-12 wks of age for their entire life.
If heartworm prevention is only started after 6 months of age you require a veterinary blood test before preventative care begins.
Most owners opt for a single once a year heartworm injection given at the same time as their annual vaccination. This option allows us to remind you with a postcard once a year so you never forget. Other options include spot-on protection using monthly advocate or revolution, or monthly tablets such as Heartgard or Sentinel.
Central Coast Veterinary Centre North Wyong 166 Pacific Highway North Wyong NSW 2259 ABN 61 504 723 265 Phone: 02 4353 0200