Heartworm: Are you worried about it?

All dog owners worry about the health of their canine
friend. Heartworms can be a dangerous disease they can catch. Heartworm can
be transmitted from mosquitoes to dogs when the infected mosquito bites your
dog and the heartworm larvae enters their body. Over time, the larvae mature
and travel to the heart and lungs, where it can potentially lead to death.
With ProHeart 6, pet owners should have nothing to worry
about.
A single injection by your veterinarian is all you need to protect
your dog for six continuous months. This medication is proven safe in dos or
varying sizes and breeds.
ProHeart 6 should be used, with caution, in dogs with
pre-existing allergic disease, including previous vaccine reactions, food
allergy, atopy, and flea allergy dermatitis. Dogs should be tested for
heartworm disease prior to being treated with ProHeart 6. If your dog tests
positive for adult heartworms, your veterinarian should treat the infection
with the appropriate medication before administering ProHeart 6.
There are some possible side effects to using this
medication. They range from lethargy, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, weight
loss, pale/bleeding gums, and in some cases, may cause death. There could also
be severe allergic reactions that could occur, like facial swelling, itching,
difficulty breathing and possibly your dog collapsing. Be sure to keep a close
eye on them for 24 hours after they have received this medication because any
of the above mentioned signs could show that your dog is having a severe
allergic reaction.
If you have any questions regarding this medication and want
to get your dog checked for heartworm disease, please give us a call at one of
our Bregman Vet Hospitals so we can see your pet right away and give them a
thorough check up.

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