IS YOUR PET PROTECTED AGAINST THIS ??? HEARTWORM DISEASE is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in the southern states of America. We have year - round, indoors and outside, mosquitos that can cause your pet to become infected if not on heartworm preventative consistently all year long. Yearly testing for this disease is highly recommended along with once a month preventative that comes in several different forms.
Recent developments have occurred with the United States' manufacturers of Immiticide, the product used to treat heartworm disease. This company will no longer be producing Immiticide causing the distributor to seek sources outside of the United States in Europe. The product will no longer have the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s safety measures.
Therefore it is IMPERATIVE you keep your pet on heartworm preventative regularly to avoid contracting this deadly disease. We can not guarantee there will be federally approved medication to treat your pet with if they become infected in the near future.
Edgewood Animal Clinic also recommends monthly heartworm preventative for cats, especially those that go outdoors. Revolution is available as a topical application and there are several brands of monthly tablets for dogs.
If your pet is not protected, please call us today to schedule a simple blood test; with results while you wait, in order to start your pet on this life saving product immediately. It takes six months from the time a mosquito infects your dog, to be detected in the bloodstream. A secondary test will also be suggested in six months to completely rule out infection for the full year.