Heartworms are extremely dangerous parasitic worms that can easily infect dogs and cats. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. When an infected mosquito bites an animal, it transmits tiny heartworm larvae into the animals bloodstream. The larvae enter the new host and make their way under the skin. The larvae quickly grow into adult heartworms and invade the heart and lungs of the host. Heartworm disease is deadly if it is left untreated.
Florida has an ideal climate for mosquitoes and our pets are constantly at risk. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), 1 in 85 American dogs tested positive for heartworm disease. 1 in 72 dogs tested positive in Florida, 1 in 68 tested positive in Seminole County.
We offer a variety of preventatives for you to choose from, so that you can find one that best suits you and your pet. All of our preventatives are extremely effective and will provide you with a peace of mind. Elanco's Trifexis is 100% guaranteed by Elanco when purchased through your veterinarian. If your pet develops heartworms while appropriately taking Trifexis, Elanco will pay for the entire heartworm treatment.
Outdoor cats and dogs are not the only ones at risk for heartworm disease. Reportedly, 30% of cats diagnosed with heartworm disease are considered indoor only cats by their parents. There is currently no approved treatment for heartworm disease in cats, so prevention is critical.
Our veterinarian routinely runs heartworm tests and sells heartworm preventatives such as Trifexis and Iverhart. It has never been easier to buy flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products. Due to multi-million dollar advertising campaigns by online pet pharmacies, many believe they are the pest place to buy the medication. However, Elanco and Merck offer some amazing guaranties on their products when the products are purchased through your veterinarian. They will not guarantee any product purchased through a third party supplier.
Call today to get your pet tested and started on a Heartworm Prevention Program. (407) 862-6892