How to Prevent Heartworms in Dogs & Cats

pet parasite prevention

The topic of pet parasite prevention is a hot one during the spring and summer, but not so much in the middle of what’s starting to feel like a very long winter. However, because of the heartworm life cycle (which includes a 6-month incubation period), pets who stop their medication are at risk year-round.

There are over 20 types of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, and they’re all active at different times of the year. Fortunately, heartworm prevention is highly effective and is something that can be observed 365 days a year!


Caring for a New Puppy: Starting Off on the Right Paw

TrueCare_iStock_000076750625_LargeCongratulations on your new puppy! Bringing a wide-eyed, furry little canine into your life is wonderful – but raising a young animal is not without certain challenges. Housebreaking, socialization, and training are all important milestones. Are you prepared to tackle the basics of caring for a new puppy?

The Foundation

You might be surprised at how much time, energy, and money you will spend caring for a new puppy. But rest assured, it’s all worth it! Start by scheduling a wellness exam so we can evaluate your new pet, address any issues, and ensure his or her overall health. We will also discuss the importance of vaccinations, parasite prevention, microchipping, spaying or neutering, and deworming. Continue…