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Would You Know if Your Pet Had Heartworm?

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), the incidence of heartworm across the country is up. New York is no exception.

As you may already know, heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and it only takes one bite to infect a dog. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet.

As always, the best treatment is prevention! Our veterinarians advise keeping your pet on heartworm preventive year-round, and recommend Interceptor Plus monthly chewables to protect your dog against this potentially deadly disease. 

Be advised if your pet has not previously been on heartworm preventive, he or she will need a heartworm test before starting on one. Schedule an appointment online or call us at (631) 887-3501.