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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworms are dangerous parasites that can be transmitted by a mosquito and potentially threaten your pet’s life. The good news is that heartworm prevention can help keep your pet safe, so you don’t have to worry. If you have concerns about your pet being diagnosed with heartworms, we here at Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia, MI, have some tips and advice that may help prevent these parasites from encountering your four-legged friend.


Schedule a Routine Visit with a Veterinarian at Our Livonia Animal Hospital

By scheduling an annual checkup at our veterinary clinic near you in Livonia, your pet can get the testing needed to check for serious diseases, such as heartworms. A checkup is one of your first lines of defense when it comes to keeping your pet safe so be sure to schedule an appointment for your pet on a routine basis so that he can get started on any preventative medication that our team may prescribe.

Why Use Preventative Medication for Heartworms?

There are many different preventative products out there that you can use on your dog to prevent heartworms, including topical creams, chewables, and more. Keep in mind that prevention is far less expensive than treatment for your pet if heartworms are already present.

Many veterinarians recommend that dogs take year-round preventative medication. Although the danger of mosquitoes may vary throughout the year, your pet can still become infested by these parasites year-round. Even if you live in an area where heartworms aren’t common, it can still be a good idea to speak with a veterinarian on our team about preventative medication for your dog.

Get Veterinary Care and Exotic Pet Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Livonia Animal Hospital

 At Sheehy Animal Hospital located in Livonia, MI, we can recommend heartworm preventative medication to pets as well as heartworm treatment. Get in touch with our expert team with your questions or concerns about heartworms today and take the steps toward helping ensure that your pet will be safe and healthy for years to come. Call us at (248) 615-7670 for veterinary care and exotic pet care from a veterinarian near you. 

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  • "I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know."
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