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Heartworm Awareness Month | Protect Your Pet with Heartworm Prevention from Animal Station
As a pet owner, one of the most important things you can do for your furry friend is to protect them from heartworm disease. Heartworms are a serious and potentially deadly parasite that can affect both dogs and cats. Fortunately, there are a variety of heartworm preventives available on the market, and Animal Station is proud to offer a range of options for pet owners looking to keep their pets healthy and protected.
Heartworm disease is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it picks up the larvae of the heartworm parasite. The mosquito then carries the larvae to the next animal it bites, where the larvae are transferred into the animal's bloodstream. Over time, the larvae grow into adult worms that can cause damage to the heart, lungs, and other organs.
The good news is that heartworm disease is entirely preventable with monthly heartworm preventive medication. Animal Station offers a variety of options for both dogs and cats, including chewable tablets, topical treatments, and injectables. These medications work by killing the immature larvae before they can develop into adult worms.
One of the most popular heartworm preventives that we sell is Heartgard Plus for dogs and cats. This chewable tablet is available in different strengths based on your pet’s weight, and it provides protection against heartworms, as well as other common parasites like roundworms and hookworms. Heartgard Plus is easy to administer and has a delicious flavor that dogs and cats love.