Now that the rainy season is upon us, mosquito season is also here and lately we have been seeing a lot of mosquitoes in the area. It only takes one mosquito bite to allow the heartworm parasite to enter your dog or cat’s body, eventually maturing into long, thin worms that live and grow in your pet’s heart and surrounding blood vessels. Untreated, the disease leads to significant and deadly damage to the pet’s heart and lungs. The kidneys and liver can also be affected in some cases. We recommend year round heartworm prevention with yearly heartworm test in dogs. For cats, it is recommended they take heartworm prevention if they travel to one of the high risk states mentioned below. Cats have a very low risk in this area we live in.
Heartworm Prevention Awareness Month Special
April is designated for Heartworm Awareness. From now until April 30th 2016, we are offering 10% off when you buy a 6 month supply of Trifexis (flea and heartworm preventative) and $20 off the annual heartworm test (no exam required). The annual heartworm test is free when you purchase a 12 month supply of Trifexis along with the 10% off. Elanco also offers a rebate when you buy a 6 month or a 12 month supply of Trifexis.
*Offer is only valid to current clients that have had their pet examined within a year. Offer good though 04/30/2016.
Peninsula Ave Veterinary Clinic