What is heartworm and what do I do about it?
Heartworm is a parasitic disease of dogs and cats that causes heart failure. The mature worms live in the chambers of the heart and the larvae are in the blood. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. There is a blood test that your veterinarian can do to see if your pet has heartworm and medicine that the vet can prescribe to prevent the pet from getting heartworm.

If your pet travels outside the city, it is a good idea to see your vet and get on the preventative medication. Treatment for heartworm disease is costly and can be harmful to the pet so prevention is definitely a better alternative. Please call 765-423-9388 for more information.

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1. Why should I get my pet spayed/neutered?
2. What vaccinations does my dog need?
3. What vaccinations does my cat need?
4. Why should I keep a collar and identification tags on my pet?
5. How do I deal with fleas?
6. What is heartworm and what do I do about it?
7. What is Lyme disease and what do I do about it?
8. Why do you spay/neuter puppies and kittens? Doesn't it harm them to do this when they are young?
9. Can my pet catch anything from raccoons or other wildlife?