It’s mosquito season!! Be sure to have your pet started on Heartworm prevention (monthly pills) if they aren’t already. Don’t listen to this “mosquito” – call your vet (or give me a call, I can come to your house).

Because heartworm disease is preventable, the AHS recommends that pet owners take steps now to talk to their veterinarian about how to best protect their pets from this dangerous disease. Heartworm prevention is safe, easy and inexpensive. While treatment for heartworm disease in dogs is possible, it is a complicated and expensive process, taking […]

The mosquitoes are TERRIBLE this year! Be sure that your dog are tested for Heartworm disease and put on monthly preventatives. Cats can get Heartworm disease, although as a species they are more resistant to the infection. Consider using a monthly prevention on your cat too. Ask your vet if you have any questions.

Not to be a paranoid but: The Minnesota Department of Health urges you to take the proper precautions if you’re going to be in mosquito-infested areas.

West Nile virus is typically rare in dogs, although it has been seen. People should be more careful when it comes to this virus. However, make sure that your dog has been tested for Heartworm disease and is on monthly Heartworm prevention.