Ensure a healthy, happy life for your pet by preventing heartworm.
Dogs are natural hosts for heartworms. These parasites can live within a dog comfortably, mating and producing offspring as time goes by. In dogs, heartworm disease can cause extensive damage to the arteries, lungs, and heart. Even after the heartworms are gone, they can affect your dog’s overall health and quality of life permanently. For these reasons, heartworm prevention is one of the best things you can do for your dog and their health and happiness.
Your pet may have heartworm disease if they are reluctant to exercise, experience fatigue after moderate activity, start to lose weight, and have a decreased appetite. As heartworm disease begins to progress, your dog may have a swollen belly because of excess fluid buildup in the abdomen.
At Plaza Veterinary Hospital, we believe that dealing with heartworm is not something you should tackle after it becomes a problem. Rather, heartworm prevention should be a routine part of caring for your pet. We can recommend different heartworm prevention medications and treatments that can reduce the likelihood of heartworms becoming an issue for your pet.
If you believe your pet already has heartworms, bring them into our veterinary clinic in Burlington, North Carolina. We can test your dog for heartworms and lay out an effective treatment plan that can minimize damage and protect their health moving forward.
Do you have any questions about heartworm prevention? Contact us at Plaza Veterinary Hospital today!