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Whether your pet is a couch potato or spends most of their time outside, they need to be treated monthly for heartworm.

The weather is starting to warm-up here in Michigan. If you choose to administer heartworm preventative only during mosquito season, you may want to get started for this year. We are seeing mosquitoes in our area.

We recommend using heartworm protection year round.

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite called Dirofilaria immitis. Although heartworm disease is more prevalent amongst dogs we also recommend you protect your cats as well.

If your pet should contract heartworm disease the treatment can be hard on the pet and pet owner.

It’s much easier and less expensive to give your dog or cat a preventative than to have them treated for heartworm. Call us today to schedule a blood test for your pet and to discuss which preventative would be best.