We follow the recommendations of the American Heartworm Society and other experts by advising annual heartworm testing and prevention for all of our canine patients. Dogs are infected with heartworms when they are bitten by infected mosquitoes. This means even indoor dogs and those that do not have contact with other pets are still susceptible. Currently, the incidence of heartworm disease is low in Oregon, but it is becoming more and more prevalent as a result of our mobile society. The only way to prevent the spread of this often fatal disease is to test your pets and place them on a prescription preventative medication.
Contact Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital to learn more about heartworm prevention today.