March 20, 2018 Category: Parasite Education

How is heartworm disease spread? What can you do to protect your dog?

A typical oral heartworm product kills heartworm larvae that have infected your dog in the last 30 days. That's why it's so important to administer your dog's heartworm prevention medication every single month. One missed dose may be all it takes to for your dog to get heartworm disease.

Watch our short video to learn how dogs get heartworms and when it's time to test your dog for heartworm disease.

Be sure to ask your veterinarian for a monthly oral heartworm medication such as Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime). Trifexis prevents heartworm disease, kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, and treats and controls adult hookworm (A. caninum), roundworm and whipworm infections. It’s approved for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older and 5 pounds of body weight or greater.

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