Preventatives can save your dog or cat from the devastating effects of Heartworm disease. Congestive heart failure, pulmonary clots with concurrent damage to the lungs, liver enlargement, weight loss and eventual death are all the results of untreated Heartworm disease.
By the time many problems are visible through decreased activity or other behavior changes your pet may be very sick. They can’t tell you that they don’t feel well but blood work can speak for them.
Blood work can catch changes in body systems early in the disease process before major damage has been done. The earlier we treat a disease such as diabetes or kidney failure, the better the chance to extend the quality and length of your pet’s life.
Make sure you are ready for the responsibilities of pet ownership before you dive in. Do your homework and choose a pet based on how well they fit your lifestyle not on looks or what your friends have.