It is important to understand that if you are using an intestinal allwormer, that this does not cover your pet against Heartworm. Heartworm is a worm that is spread by infected mosquitos. When an mosquito carrying the juvenile heartworm feeds on your dog, the worm can spread into the tissues and eventually the blood stream of your dog. It will eventually lodge in the lungs and migrate to the heart where it causes Lung disease and Heart failure. Heartworm can rarely find humans and other animals as a host. There are cases of people having "coin" lesions in their lungs that were eventually found out to be Canine Heartworm! So is heartworm prevention important...... Yes!
We recommend one of the following options:
- monthly from 6 weeks old then
- yearly from 6 months old OR
- monthly for life