Did you know that heartworms are transmitted to our pets from a bite from an infected mosquito? Were you aware that heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, but is especially prevalent in Georgia due to our warm climate? Fortunately, this deadly disease can be prevented, diagnosed, and treated at Adairsville Animal Hospital.
Dr. Amy Johnson stresses heartworm prevention for both dogs as well as cats. Without prevention or treatment, heartworm disease can be fatal to our pets. Adairsville Animal Hospital has heartworm prevention products available at our clinic that includes an injectable preventative, an oral tablet, as well as a topical solution to be applied to the skin of your pet. Our doctor will work with you to determine which heartworm preventative will be best for your pet and the lifestyle you lead. The prevention of heartworm disease is always safer and less expensive than treatment after infection.
What if you have recently adopted a pet, or have forgotten to provide heartworm prevention to your dog?
Dr. Amy Johnson applies the standards set forth by the American Heartworm Society and tests all of our patients for heartworm disease yearly at Adairsville Animal Hospital. We can test your pet with a blood test at our clinic and have the results to you before the end of your visit. If your canine companion is heartworm negative, our doctor will recommend a preventative that they should begin taking right away. In the event your dog is heartworm positive, treatment is available; an appointment can be set to start treatment as soon as possible.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about heartworm prevention, and have a heartworm test performed on your pet. Call one of our caring professionals, and become a part of the Adairsville Animal Hospital pet family today!