Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that affects our pets and should not be taken lightly. Recently, we have seen too many of our STRSE rescue Scotties come to us and test positive for heartworm disease during their intake veterinary exams. Heartworm treatment for dogs that test positive can be painful for the dog receiving the treatment, rough on the caretakers, and expensive in cost. The best way to help our pets avoid testing positive for heartworm is by administering a steady, FDA approved, heartworm preventative.
For more information on heartworm disease and prevention – please visit the American Heartworm Society website or contact your veterinarian.