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"Heartgard: Heartworm Prevention Medication...

A great deal of pet owners consider their pets to be a part of the family. If you own a dog, it probably always greets you when you get home. And often, they seem to know when we don’t feel well. Unfortunately, dogs cannot tell us when they are ill.

Unless there is some external injury or other obvious outward signs, months can pass before you know that your dog is in fact ill. That is why it is so important for all dog owners to realize that in some cases, prevention is the key to keeping him or her healthy.

There are several illnesses/infestations that can be easily prevented, one of which is heartworms. Heartworms are parasites that are carried by mosquitoes. When a mosquito sucks the blood from one infected dog, it ingests a parasitic nematode called Dirofilaria Immitus.

It then becomes infected by the larval form of the heartworm. When the infected mosquito bites another dog, the larvae enters the blood stream of that second dog. When the larvae mature, they will then reside in the lungs and heart of the dog. They not only dwell in your dog, they also produce offspring. Left untreated, the infestation will lead to death.

Treatment of Heartworms is very costly and not always successful. It can be very fatiguing for your dog to go through the long treatment process. Often, when treatment is not successful, your veterinarian may only be able to treat the symptoms.

This is a ‘quality of life’ issue that means that your dog may die soon. Depending on the dog, and the severity of infestation, he or she may or may not survive treatment. Your veterinarian will not be able to guarantee success.

One thing that you can do to protect your beloved dog is to take the ever so important, and very simple, preventative methods.

Heartgard for dogs is that simple method. Heartgard is a monthly pill that actually looks and tastes more like a little treat.

Most dogs eat it right away. However, if yours is a picky eater, try putting some peanut butter on it or wrap a piece of cheese around the pill. Watch to make sure your dog chews and swallows it. If he or she spits it out somewhere, they will once again become vulnerable to infestation.

Heartgard works by stopping the tissue phase of the heartworm larvae. Another great thing about Heartgard for dogs is the price. It is so very affordable. And your pet deserves to be protected. This medication does require a prescription from your pet’s veterinarian.

They must give your dog a simple blood test to test for Heartworms. If none are detected, your pet can begin to take a monthly dose. You cannot get Heartgard if your dog is already infected.

It would do no good. Once your pet has a clean bill of health, there are online sites that do offer Heartgard at even lower prices. When you order online, or call some of these sites, they in turn call your veterinarian for the information they need and then they can mail you your dog’s Heartgard.

Again, Heartworms are painful and deadly. Save your dog by preventing the cycle in the first place. Heartgard is so affordable,  don’t you think that your pet is worth the nominal amount of money that you will spend per year on the medication? Continuing your research online, at a reputable provider, is the best way to save and protect your pooch.


Disclaimer: We're in no way affiliated with the Merial Health Company, whom Heartgard® is a registered trademark of - we just love and support the product.