Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet

Posted by bmedia on Friday, March 18, 2016

Gresham Animal Hospital_Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet

When was that last time you had your dog tested for heartworm? Transferred by mosquitoes, heartworm has a relatively low occurrence in Oregon. However, this deadly disease is easily preventable with the right medication! Learn more about heartworm treatment:

We follow the recommendations of the American Heartworm Society and other experts in advising heartworm testing and prevention for all of our canine patients. Dogs are infected with heartworms when they are bitten by an infected mosquito. This means that even indoor dogs and those that do not have contact with other pets are still susceptible. Currently, the incidence of heartworm disease is low in Oregon but is becoming more and more prevalent as a result of our mobile society. The only way to prevent the spread of this often fatal disease is to test your pets and place them on a preventative medication such as Revolution. With our in-house testing capabilities, we can tell within minutes if your dog is infected and begin steps toward treating the disease.

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide treatment and services your senior pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines.

To have your pet tested for heartworm, call Gresham Animal Hospital today at 503.666.1600 or contact us here to schedule an appointment!

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