Dade County Animal Hospital - Caring for God's Creatures... Large and Small





Heartworm facts.....

Puppies can be started on heartworm prevention as young as 8 weeks. 

Dogs need to be tested yearly for heartworms (even if they are on prevention).

Tests can be done in office and only take 10 min to run.

Heartworms come from mosquito bites. The mosquito has bitten an infected animal (even a wild animal such as a coyote or fox) and then injects the microfilaria in to your pet when bitten.

Inside pets can get heartworms too!!

It takes just one mosquito to cause heartworm disease.

Treatment cost can cost 10-20 times MORE than just a years worth of prevention.

Heartworms in the heart and lungs can grow up to 12 inches long!!!

Monthly heartworm prevention also prevents intestinal parasites as well.


Call today to have your pet tested and started on prevention. 706-657-7880.

*Negative heartworm test required to start on prevention.







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