Options for Protecting Your Pet From Heartworm Disease

Posted In: Feline Health & Wellness, Canine Health & Wellness

By now you know that year-round heartworm preventative is necessary, but did you know you have options when it comes to protecting your pet? Our veterinarians will work with you to find the best product for you and your pet, and here are a couple of our favorites:

ProHeart 6 is a great option for pet parents who find it hard to give their pet monthly preventative. It is an injection administered under the skin like a vaccination and is given by your veterinarian every six months. You will receive reminders to schedule your next appointment so you don’t miss an injection.

Occasionally pet parents tell us the cost of purchasing preventative can be too expensive. That is why we are excited to carry the brand new, first FDA-approved generic heartworm prevention in the United States – MilbeGuard!

The beef flavored tablets, which are given monthly to dogs and cats, prevent heartworm disease, and they control hookworms and roundworms. Additionally MilbeGuard treats whipworms in dogs.

Both ProHeart 6 and MilbeGuard have manufacturer rebates available to help pet parents save money. And, when you purchase a 12-month supply of MilbeGuard, you'll save even more. This means that your pet can be protected from heartworm disease all year, and it won’t break the bank!

If you are still on the fence about the importance of giving your pet continuous heartworm prevention, check out some of these fast facts from the American Heartworm Society:

  1. More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease.
  2. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states.
  3. Both dogs and cats get heartworm disease.
  4. Heartworm disease can be fatal.
  5. Prevention is safe, effective, and cost-effective.

It takes just one mosquito bite to infect your pet, and it isn’t unheard of to find mosquitos during the winter months. But, no matter which option you choose, ProHeart 6 and MilbeGuard offer the protection your pet needs to stay heartworm free!

The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America has veterinarians at two locations that can answer questions about your pet’s health. Call 314-951-1534 or click here to request an appointment online.