Heartworm Prevention

 

 

Heartworm is fatal disease that can cause respiratory compromise and lead to heart failure. Mosquitoes carry the parasite.

Prevention involves monthly tablets, specific monthly spot-on treatment or a yearly injection (dogs only). If you animal has not received preventative medication by 6 months of age we recommend performing an in-house blood test to ensure they are not infected with the parasite.

Please phone the Rose Bay Vet Hospital and speak to one of the nursing staff to determine an appropriate worming protocol.