How Does Heartworm Occur?
Heartworm gets into your pet's bloodstream through the bite of an infected mosquito, which transmits the heartworm from another animal it has bitten.
Preventing it is a much safer choice than trying to treat it after the fact. Treatment is possible for infected animals, but it can take a lot of time and create significant stress for your pet. It's also not always successful or possible.
What Are the Prevention Options?
Prevention options for heartworm are similar to prescription medications you can get from our animal hospital, many of which can even be obtained at your local pet store. There are also a number of different methods for applying the medication, including through a chewable or an injection.
We also Offer Pet Dermatology Care
There are many different pet dermatology conditions that can harm your pet’s health. The good news is that a veterinarian on our veterinary team can help your pet get the care he may need to stay safe. We can help with issues such as fleas and ticks, dry skin, fur problems, and more.
Get Pet Dermatology and Vet Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital
When you need an animal hospital and veterinarian near you in the (619) 225-8000 San Diego, CA, or (619) 463-9861 La Mesa, CA, area to provide your pet with heartworm prevention and other treatment, get in touch with us today at Our Pet Vets. We understand the importance of preventing this dangerous parasite from getting into your pet's bloodstream and making its way to the heart. With the right prevention and treatment measures, we can protect your pet and help him live a longer, healthier life.