“Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.” –quoted from the American Heartworm Society
To learn more about heartworms, please visit the American Heartworm Society‘s page for some useful information.
AVC offers several options for heartworm preventative. An up to date annual exam and heartworm test are required after 1 year of age to acquire heartworm preventative.
The ProHeart 6 injection is an injection given as a preventative for heartworms and intestinal parasites. One injection lasts for 6 months. The injection must be administered in clinic and an up to date annual exam and heartworm test are required. Patients receiving the ProHeart 6 injection must be at least 6 months of age.