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Have a Heart!

Protecting Your Pet from Heartworm

Every year, hundreds of pets are infected with heartworm in our corner of Louisiana, thanks to our temperate climate and sizeable mosquito population.

Did you know that it only takes one bite from a mosquito to infect your pet with heartworms?

As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and they can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, they can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure.

Treatment for heartworm is harsh and expensive for dogs. There is no safe and tested cure for cats. Year-round prevention is your pet’s only defense. We can help!

Prevention begins with annual heartworm testing.Once we establish that your pet is free of heartworm, we can recommend a safe and effective preventative medication based on your pet’s size, breed, age, and lifestyle.

Preventatives come in a variety of forms, including:

  • All-in-one chews that guard against fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms
  • Annual & biannual injectables
  • Monthly chewables
  • Monthly Topicals

Need to schedule a heartworm test for your best friend or stock up on heartworm prevention? Give us a call at (318) 686-5945 or request an appointment online at our website today!