A:Clinical signs of heartworm disease include:
- Labored breathing
- Dog tires easily
- Abdominal swelling
If you see these signs in your pet, see your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian will conduct a blood test, and if heartworms are present, begin treatment.
The treatment itself is not without risks. The best way to protect your dog from heartworm disease is to ask your veterinarian for a heartworm preventative like ProHeart®6.
Adult heartworms can live in a dog’s heart for several years and grow up to a foot long. Eventually, they can cause serious heart, lung, liver and kidney problems, and even death.
For more information on preventing heartworm disease, visit www.ProHeart6.com