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Heartworm tablets, chews & spot ons for dogs
Keep your best friend safe from deadly heartworm by ensuring you keep up their preventative treatment year round. There's a range of options available, you can opt for a yearly injection from the vet, or go for economical, safe and effective monthly tablets, chews or topical spot ons for at home treatment. With heaps of combination treatments to choose from, like NexGard Spectra and Advocate, it's easier than every to make sure your doggo is covered.
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FAQs about dog heartworm prevention
How do dogs get heartworm?
Heartworm larvae are spread by mosquitoes. When the mosquito bites your pet, it injects larvae into their body that then migrate to the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. Over a period of months the larvae develop into adult worms that can clog up the heart and blood vessels causing severe illness and death.
What are the symptoms of heartworm in dogs?
After initial infection with heartworm larvae, a dog may not show signs of disease for many months. Signs begin to occur when the worms reach maturity, early on a dog with heartworm may develop a persistent cough, weight loss, reduced tolerance for exercise and lethargy. As the disease progresses and the blockage worsens it results in fluid build up in the lungs, causing further symptoms such as breathing difficulty and in some cases bulging ribs. Over time further complications such as enlargement of the liver and heart murmurs develop.
Can heartworm in dogs be treated?
Short answer yes, however heartworm disease in dogs life threatening and very costly to treat.
Want to know more? Read 6 facts every pet parent needs to know about heartworm.
Author info: Dr Teagan Lever BVSc (Hons) - Pet Circle In House Veterinarian
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