Got Worms?

A “Need to Know” Guide

Canine Heartworm Disease: Serious, and Potentially Fatal in Pets

The Heartworm Society estimates that more than 1 million dogs currently have heartworm disease and every state in the U.S. has had one or more reported cases. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect an unprotected dog with heartworms.

Protect Your Pet with Interceptor Plus

Here at Best Friends Animal Hospital we use Interceptor Plus which protects against 5 threats:

  • Heartworms – transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito
  • Hookworms – Transmitted through ingestion of infected soil or feces, or by microscopic larvae penetrating
    the pads of a dog’s feet.
  • Roundworms – Nearly all puppies get roundworms from their mother.
  • Tapeworms – Typically acquired by ingesting tapeworm larvae residing in a host such as rabbits, rodents or fleas.
  • Whipworms – Contracted by dogs ingesting infective eggs (from soil or other contaminated or infested matter
    where infective eggs are found).

Interceptor Plus is safe to use in dogs and puppies 6 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of weight and greater.

Keeping your pet protected year-round should be easy. Since it’s a chicken-flavored chewable tablet, Interceptor Plus can make dosing as fast and simple as giving a treat.

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