Facts about Heartworm Disease

We hear that dog owners sometimes forget to give their dogs an oral or topical heartworm preventive at the time every month – it happens. But missed or delayed doses mean that the dog could be at risk of developing heartworm disease.

Gentle Care Animal Hospital can help you ensure that your dog has continuous protection against heartworm disease. And without you having to worry.

  1. We can give you a reminder each month at the time of your choosing.
  2. Our online pharmacy can send you a dose each month at the correct dosing time.
  3. Our in-clinic stock of preventative heartworm medication and our online pharmacy have stickers enclosed you can place your calendar at home to help remind you too.

Please let know how we can help.


The Facts About Heartworm Disease

  • One million dogs in the U.S. are estimated to have heartworm disease.
  • It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to spread heartworm disease.
  • Heartworm disease is prevalent in all 50 states.
  • Treatment can cost more than 15 times a year’s worth of heartworm preventive.
  • Heartworm treatment typically involves a series of injections, hospitalization and pain medication, and lasts for several months. The pet must also be crate confined during this time to keep the pet from physically exerting themselves.
  • Missed doses of heartworm preventive are a major reason for the development of heartworm disease.

Give us a call if you’d like to learn more about the our products or get set-up with a reminder that best fits your schedule. Dogs that do not have a current heartworm test will not be able to start a preventative until the test has been completed. Call our office to schedule your dogs heartworm test. It only take a few minutes.


The Staff at Gentle Care Animal Hospital