Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, which causes severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. In the early stages, heartworm also presents with relatively minor symptoms, which means that many pet owners might not notice a problem until it is too late.
Heartworm disease is caused by mosquito bites, it is very important that you have your pet on prevention to getting heartworm disease as treatment is very expensive so your best option is to prevent it from affecting your pet. At Texavet we offer both heartworm mediation with annual heartworm testing, making it easy for owners to prevent heartworm in their pets. Texavet can start preventing heartworm for dogs or cats as early as 8 weeks old.
Heartworm is seen in every state however Texas ranks no. 6 state where heartworm disease is most seen. This disease is called the “Silent killer” for your pets.