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DON'T MISS A BEAT

WHEN IT COMES TO HEARTWORM PREVENTION

All it takes is one mosquito bite to cause fatal damage to your pet's heart. Heartworm disease is responsible for infecting many dogs & cats every year.

What is heartworm?
Heartworm is a parasitic worm that is transmitted by mosquitos and infects both dogs and cats. An infected mosquito bites the pet and injects a larval stage of the worm under the skin. This larval stage matures in the pet’s organs for 5 to 6 months becoming an adult worm and migrating through the organs to the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. These adult worms then breed to produce microfilaria (baby heart worm) in the bloodstream which are then drawn up by a mosquito when it feeds on the pet. And so the cycle begins again.

This disease is potentially fatal yet completely preventable. Pets living outdoors are at higher risk of developing heartworm disease however, mosquitoes can find their way into most houses, fly screens or not, this means that even completely indoor pets are at risk of infection from heartworm.

LIFE CYCLE OF HEARTWORM

Life cycle of heartworm

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms in dogs Symptoms in cats

PREVENTION

There are 3 methods of heartworm prevention to choose from:

Annual Injections

Annual Injection
(for canines)

Monthly Topical Application

Monthly Topical
Application

Monthly Tablets & Chewables

Monthly Tablets
& Chewables

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL GREENCROSS VET TODAY

Don't miss a beat. Heartworm can cause fatal damage to your pet's heart if left untreated. Contact your local Greencross Vet today.