Understanding heart disease can be difficult because unlike cuts that are easily noticed, the beginning signs of heartworm disease in your pet can be easily overlooked. The good news about heartworm disease however, is that it is preventable by ensuring that your pet always stays current on heartworm prevention.
Many times when we meet pet parents whose pets have developed heartworm disease and we ask about the status of their pet’s heartworm prevention, they tell us that heartworm prevention pills are simply too expensive. The truth of the matter is, however, that heartworm prevention can be purchased on a monthly basis here at Leesville Animal Hospital – something we do to try and ensure that you can afford monthly medications for your pet. Many other clinics will require that you buy a minimum of six months of prevention at a time; however, we know that sometimes this can be cost prohibitive for you.
When it all comes down to it though, keeping your pet current on heartworm prevention medication is crucial. Not only is treating heartworm disease more costly than purchasing preventative medication, but heartworm disease is also a very painful disease for your pet to go through. Consider not only your pet’s comfort level when you think about the cost of heartworm prevention, but also consider the fact that treatment of heartworm disease can be a very lengthy process that may make your dog extremely uncomfortable and unwell.
Take a look at the infographic above to learn about heartworm prevention and if you have any questions about heartworm disease and our area as well as heartworm preventative, give us a call today at (919) 870-7000.