The warmer weather is here. What does this mean for Pet Owners?

Beware of Mosquitoes and Heartworm DiseaseWorms in your garden... and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let us explain...

The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito bite to infect your pet.

Here's the good news about heartworm disease. It's an illness that can be easy and aff­ordable to prevent. The bad news is, if you don't prevent it the right way, your pet is at high risk of getting sick.

Heartworm disease is dangerous for pets and some signs of the illness are tough to spot. Your pet may be acting fine, but they may have so many heartworms inside their body that it can become life threatening.

You may be thinking, "my pet stays indoors, so there's no need for heartworm prevention." But heartworms are carried by mosquitoes, which get into everyone's homes. One mosquito bite is all that's needed to spread the disease to your furry friend.

It's time to check your dog or cat for heartworm disease.

Schedule your pet's yearly checkup with us. We'll do a thorough exam, including a simple heartworm test, to make sure your pet is at its optimum health. And we'll talk about the best way to prevent heartworm disease, so your pet stays healthy, happy and safe!

Call us today at (410) 848-3363 to schedule an appointment for your pet's annual exam.