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Your dog needs year-round heartworm prevention

September 19, 2017 Category: Parasite education

golden retriever in woods

Now that fall and cooler weather are here, does it mean your dog is safe from heartworm disease? The experts say no.

Your dog can be infected with heartworm disease at any time throughout the year. It’s why the Companion Animal Parasite Council and the American Heartworm Society recommend uninterrupted, year-round treatment with a broad-spectrum parasite control product, regardless of where you live.1,2

In other words, you shouldn’t stop your dog’s heartworm treatment now that summer is finished. Just ask your expert on your dog’s health—your veterinarian. She’ll tell you that it’s very challenging and expensive to treat a heartworm infection, but year-round heartworm prevention for dogs is easy. 

Ask about protecting your dog all year long with Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemcin oxime). It’s a monthly, beef-flavored tablet that provides 3-in-1 protection that kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm (A. caninum), roundworm and whipworm infections. Trifexis is approved for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older and 5 pounds of body weight or greater.

Learn more about Trifexis