Heartworm disease is stressful for pets and pet parents as well. The disease can be fatal, and treatment is often long, difficult, and gruelling on your pet. Pet parents always have to be on the lookout and take measures to keep heartworms away from their pets. One of the vital measures in safekeeping your pet is regular heartworm testing. It should be an annual practice for both canine and feline pet owners. For your pet's annual heartworm testing needs, call us at 519-683-4508 to book your appointment.
How do I know if my pet has heartworm disease?
Most pets do not show symptoms in the early stages of heartworm infection. Symptoms in the later stages may include coughing, lethargy, or exercise intolerance. Testing for the presence of heartworm disease is the best way to identify the presence of heartworms.
What are the treatment options for heartworms?
Prevention of heartworm is key. If treatment is needed for a dog that is heartworm positive, there is only one medication available to treat the disease effectively. The treatment is a long and difficult course. Contact our team for more information.
Why is recovery from heartworm disease so challenging?
The parasitic infection can cause significant strain on your pet's body. The medication can also cause considerable stress as it can cause anaphylactic reactions. It is highly recommended to reduce all strenuous activities which may be challenging for your pet. Overactivity can cause stress on the heart, which could lead to problems with breathing or even death.