If left untreated, heartworm disease is fatal.

It takes approximately 6 months for a dog to test positive for heartworm after being bitten by an infected mosquito.  Many times dogs do not show symptoms of the disease until it has progressed to the later stages.

This is why bringing your pooch to the vet for an annual heartworm screening is so important.  Once the test is completed, you can begin a monthly heartworm preventive like Heartgard Plus, a beef-flavored chew, which protects your pet against this deadly disease.  Currently, we are offering a $12 rebate on 12 months of Heartgard. Take advantage of this deal while it lasts!

Poppy, Mia, Dash & Buster are all patients at South Des Moines Veterinary Center.  One dog tested positive and has been treated for Heartworm Disease.  Can you tell which dog is positive?  The signs are not always clear from just their appearance.  Protect your pet from Heartworm Disease.  Once a month, every month.

Want to protect your furry kiddos from Heartworm Disease?  Set up an appointment here.