Are you tired of struggling to remember your dog’s monthly heartworm preventative? Is your dog reluctant to take its monthly heartworm preventative?

The Moriches Hospital for Animals is proud to be offering a simple solution. A convenient six-month heartworm prevention injectable medication! ProHeart 6 has been on the market for several years and has proven itself to be safe and 100% effective when given every 6 months.  Once your dog’s annual accuplex is shown to be negative for heartworm disease, this injection is given in the office. We will even send you a reminder when it is time for your dog’s next dose!

Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos and causes an illness that is expensive to treat and can be life threatening.  It is transmitted by the bite of mosquitos, which are prevalent on Long Island. Preventative medications, such as Sentinel, Interceptor Plus, and ProHeart 6, kill the immature worms before they can develop into 12-14 inch adult parasites in the heart and blood vessels.  Even missing one dose of monthly preventative can lead to heartworm infection. Active heart worm disease can only be killed by arsenic derivative drugs that must be dosed carefully and accurately. This treatment requires hospitalization initially and follow up testing and treatment monitoring.

Heartworm disease is an unlucky reality in domestic dogs and cats. An ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure when it comes to heartworm disease.  Protect these family members from these devastating parasites! Ask about ProHeart 6 at your next visit. For more information click Here!

Heartworm disease is seen in cats as well. Unfortunately, ProHeart 6 is only currently offered for dogs, but there is a topical preventative for kitties called Advantage-Multi that prevents heartworm, as well as fleas, ear mites and intestinal worms.  Great product!

Average number of heartworm cases per reporting clinic

The severity of heartworm incidence as shown in this map is based on the average number of cases per reporting clinic. Some remote regions of the United States lack veterinary clinics, therefore we have no reported cases from these areas.

©2016 American Heartworm Society

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