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Posted on 07-17-2017

Heart Worm Prevention from Our Local East Islip Veterinarian

One of your responsibilities as a dog owner is to ensure your pet is protected against heartworm disease. This is just one area where the experience of our team at All Friends Veterinary Hospital in East Islip, NY can be of assistance. We can help you understand the seriousness of heartworm disease and the best forms of prevention.heartworm prevention from your veterinarian in east Islip

What is Heartworm Disease?

Heartworm is a parasitic disease that is spread to an animal through the bites of a mosquito. Once a dog gets heartworm disease, the worms will grow in the dog causing a variety of serious problems. Heartworms can cause clots in the lungs of your dog and ultimately cause heart failure. Heartworms can also cause liver or kidney failure. Symptoms are generally classified in three levels ranging from no symptoms at all to a mild cough, and then to an intolerance to exercise.

While heartworm disease is more prevalent in tropical and subtropical clients, it has been found in pets in all fifty states. The good news is that this serious condition is preventable.

Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease

Proven pet heartworm medicine like moxidectin can give your pet protection against heartworm disease. While moxidectin can be administered in several ways, at All Friends Veterinary Hospital, we encourage ProHeart® 6, a 6-month heartworm disease prevention program that involves a simple injection twice a year. With ProHeart® 6, there are no monthly treatments to worry about. It is pet heartworm medicine that gives you the peace of mind knowing your dog has full, 6-month heartworm disease prevention administered by the professionals at All Friends Veterinary Hospital.

Schedule Your Dog for ProHeart® 6 Heartworm Prevention Today

If you are unsure of the status of your dog's heartworm protection or if you are tired of giving your dog monthly heartworm prevention medicine, contact us at 631-277-8700 and set a wellness appointment today. Dr. Louis Reda and our team will be happy to answer your questions about heartworm treatment and prevention and will explain the benefits of the ProHeart® 6, 6-month heartworm disease prevention program. Don't risk your pet to the serious ramifications of heartworm disease. Get your dog properly protected. All Friends Veterinary Hospital is located at 84 East Main Street in East Islip, NY. At All Friends Veterinary Hospital, care is always part of the cure.

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I can not say enough about these wonderful people. Dr. Reda is the most compassionate veterinarian I have ever met. My beloved dog passed from cancer, but they were there every step of the way with any questions or concerns, even when they were oh vacation and I was totally distraught about it, they made sure to address my concerns and never made me feel like I was crazy. There should be more people like Dr. Reda and his staff in this business. I am forever grateful for all of you.

Patricia Schwartz
East Islip, NY

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