July 20, 2017

Phone: 770-455-1011

Heartworm Prevention

WellPet Specializes in Low-Cost Heartworm Treatment

heartwormPicGeorgia is a high endemic area.

1st – Get Your Pet a Heartworm Test
If Your Pet Tests Negative¬† –
Give Your Pet Heartworm Prevention

If Your Pet Tests Positive +
Treat Immediately

What are Heartworms?
A Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm (Dirofilaria immitis) that is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes. The heartworm is a type of filaria, a small thread-like worm. The definitive host is the dog but it can also infect cats and other animals. The parasite is commonly called “heartworm” because the adult reproductive stage of its life cycle resides primarily in the pulmonary artery of its host where it can live for many years. Heartworm infection may result in serious disease for the host; infected dogs that are untreated may die. Treatment also carries risks. The best defense against heartworm disease is the use of prophylactic treatment given monthly.