Patients should be tested once a year for heartworm disease even if they are on a preventative regimen. This test not only checks for heartworm disease it also checks for 3 types of tick diseases as well. Running this test annually also enacts the guarantee of the prevention. All the heartworm prevention companies guarantee that if your pet ever contracts heartworms while taking their preventative they will pay for the treatment.
We have many different types of heartworm preventatives available
- Proheart: An injection that lasts for 6 months and is given twice a year
- Heartgard: A chew given monthly that prevents heartworms and intestinal parasites
- Advantage Multi: A drop of the back of the neck monthly that prevents heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and mange mites.
- Trifexis: A chewable tablet given monthly for the prevention of heartworms, intestinal parasites and fleas.