Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening condition transmitted by mosquitoes. It affects dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. Heartworm disease is prevalent on the east coast of Florida, and has been reported in dogs in all 50 states.
Heartworm disease prevention is simple and effective. For dogs, a once-a-month Heartworm preventive can be given as a chewable treat. Cats are protected by applying a drop of Heartworm prevention liquid to the skin once a month.
Clinical symptoms of Heartworm disease develop slowly and include:
Because Heartworm disease is increasing in frequency and is a serious and deadly condition, we recommend that your dog be tested annually. If you would like to have your pet tested for Heartworm disease, or if you would like additional information on how best to protect your pet from this dangerous parasite,
In Florida, fleas are a year-round problem for pets and their owners. They are not just a nuisance; they carry diseases that can be dangerous to you and your pet. Although ticks are less of a problem in our area, they can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease.
The good news is these problems can be avoided by using one of the safe, effective parasite prevention products Brevard Aid to Animals offers. We carry Heartgard, Bravecto, Trifexis, Comfortis, Advantage Multi, feline Revolution, and Activyl. Ask a member of our medical team to recommend a product that is right for your pet.