Heartworm Prevention Pet First Aid

Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital offers preventative care for heartworms. Heartworms can affect dogs of all breeds. If left untreated, it can be fatal. Thankfully, each veterinarian can provide your pet heartworm preventative care to keep them from getting it. Then, if your pet contracts heartworm, we can treat them safely and effectively.

Read on to learn more about the heartworm prevention treatment we offer at our location in Laurel, NY. 

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Heartworm Prevention

As heartworm treatment can be brutal on your pet, you should take measures to prevent them from getting heartworm in the first place. Thankfully, some medications can drastically reduce your pet's risk of developing a heartworm infestation. However, you must take medication monthly to protect your pet. We can provide you with these medications at our location in Laurel.

When you bring your pet in for heartworm medication, your veterinarian will examine them. This examination ensures your pet does not already have a heartworm infestation. If they do, they must take a different medication. Our veterinarians will continue to check your pet for heartworm at their exams to ensure that the preventative medicine works.

First Aid for Pets with Heartworm

If you notice your dog is lethargic and constantly coughing, immediately bring them to our veterinary hospital. These symptoms could be signs of several conditions, though heartworm is the likely culprit. This is because heartworm is relatively common among dogs not taking preventative medicine.

Our vet will determine your pet's cause. Then, they will give your dog first aid. For example, if your dog has heartworm, it must take a powerful medication. This medication is adequate, though your dog will be lethargic.

Make an Appointment Today

At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family they are. This treatment means we will go the extra mile to keep them from getting heartworm and treat them if they get this condition. If you'd like to learn more about our heartworm prevention treatments, contact us today through our site or call us. Also, if you want to make an appointment to get heartworm prevention treatment in Laurel, NY, call us at 631) 298-1177 or (631) 298-8328, and we'll help you set a time. 

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