Heartworm Prevention in Dogs
Heartworm is the disease that nightmares are made of! Spread by mosquitoes, the worms can grow up to 30cm long and become lodged in your dog’s heart, eventually causing heart failure and death.
Prevention of heartworm is one of the most important things you must do for your dog – curing heartworm is rarely successful. Note that intestinal “all wormer” tablets do NOT protect against heartworm.
At Swan Street Vet we recommend an annual injection for your dog to protect against heartworm, but other products available include oral medication and a topical spot product.
Need any advice on heartworm in your dog? Call Swan Street Vet today: (03)9111 0000