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Heartworm Prevention 101

By June 19, 2017 No Comments

Hi everybody!

It’s Monday so I thought I’d talk about something nasty that starts with an M: microfilariae. These are little baby heartworms that live in the blood! Icky! Check out this video clip:

Both dogs and cats can get heartworms. The larvae are transmitted by mosquitos when they bite. Although heartworm disease is much less common in our climate, it’s important to keep your pets protected with a monthly preventive (or for doggies the 6 month Proheart injection).

It’s also important to check your pets – dogs especially – for heartworm disease every year. Even if your pet doesn’t go outside much, mosquitoes can still get inside!

For more information check out the American Society for Heartworm Prevention’s page.

COVID-19 Update & Response

Effective 4-13-2020, we have extended our office hours to :

Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Our lobby is now open, however wearing a face mask is required. We are also now scheduling elective surgeries. If you wish to have a curbside appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call our office at 715-623-4116 to check in. A member of our staff will come out to your vehicle, and bring your pet inside for examination and treatment.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to get through these trying times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at 715-623-4116.