Every year when January 1st hits, we make resolutions for ourselves to lead happier and healthier lives in the upcoming year. But why should it stop with us? This year, make some resolutions for your pets so they can also live the best year yet!
Many pet parents have heard the term “heartworm” before, but may not know what it is, how pets get it, and why testing and preventative care is important.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease that affects pets. It is also potentially fatal if left untreated. In infected pets, heartworms live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and arteries and can cause severe heart failure, lung disease, and other problems with organs in the body. Heartworms are easy to detect and easy to prevent, but difficult to cure.
Regular visits to your vet are an essential part of keeping your pet healthy.
A wellness exam is a routine exam performed on a healthy pet. This may also be referred to as a “check-up.”