Canine Heartworm Disease Basics

Dirofilaria immitis , or heartworm, is a mosquito-transmitted parasite that can live in your pet for years without causing visible symptoms, but which can ultimately pose life-threatening damage to a dog’s heart, lungs, or liver. To learn more about heartworm and the dangers it poses to dogs, watch this educational video clip.

In it, you will learn why veterinarians who once recommended protecting pets against heartworm through the administration of oral preventives during mosquito season now recommend doing so year-round. You will also develop an understanding of why it is crucial to never skip a dosage, and to have your dog inspected annually for heartworm as an extra precaution.

Are you a Dallas-area pet owner who would like to have your dog tested for heartworm and start administering a preventive before the mosquitoes hit Dallas with full force this upcoming summer season?

If you call Chastain Veterinary Medical Group at (972) 239-1309 in North Dallas or (972) 529-5033 in Mckinney during the month of May, you can receive $10 off a 12-month supply of heart preventive.

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