Recently we have been finding an increased number of heartworm positive dogs in the Atchison area. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. With the extremely wet spring season and lots of standing water, we are expecting an increase in the number of insect transmitted diseases. Treatment for heartworm is on average $350 for a medium sized dog and comes with many possible complications. For as little as $7 a month on average, heartworm can be prevented. To learn more about options for heartworm prevention in cats and dogs, contact Atchison Animal Clinic.
It is very important to continue the Heartworm Prevention for your pet throughout the winter here in the city of Atchison & surrounding areas. There are several to chose from... Heartgard, Iverhart & Trifexis are all oral, monthly choices. Proheart is an injection that is given every 6 months. Stop in today to discuss your pets needs with one of our Veterinarians!