Why use heartworm prevention year round?

September 15, 2014 Small Animals 0

One of the most common questions that I hear when the weather cools down is “Now that the mosquitos are gone, can I stop giving heartworm prevention?” The short answer is NO.  The long answer is that I highly recommend year round prevention for a few very important reasons.

  1. We can’t predict when the disease vectors (carriers of the disease) will come and go.  Predicting the life cycle of the mosquito in Kansas weather is impossible and it is better to be safe than sorry!
  2. Heartgaurd provides another benefit other than Heartworm prevention, it does intestinal deworming as well.  Having that monthly deworming is so important for your pets health; as well as the health of your family.  After all the intestinal parasites that they get, we can get. Yuck!
  3. The company that makes Heartgaurd stands behind their product, but only if it is used year round.

Feel free to get started on the product today by contacting us and making and appointment.  Or swing by to get your refills!

Happy tails–

Dr. Winter