It’s that time again–time for vacations, days in the sun, and all that come with them. That means it’s also time for mosquitoes. Though mosquitoes can be found all year long in many places, they come out buzzing in every summer, and each time they do the alerts begin–West Nile Virus warnings, Zika, and heartworms. You’re not the only one who needs protection against these pests, and it can never be said too many times.
The Yearly Discussion
Each and every year, veterinarians everywhere start reminding their human clients about the importance of keeping up with pets’ heartworm prevention and testing. Despite the reminders and warnings, many vets still have a lot of patients who are not getting their treatments; the fact is, it’s an extra expense, and one that many people with indoor pets simply don’t see as a priority that justifies that expense.
Plenty of vets have heard the response, “It’s just too expensive.” True, it isn’t cheap. However, it is important enough that your vet will gladly recommend the cheapest options to help you keep your pet safe and healthy.
They also hear, “My pet isn’t outdoors that much.” Ultimately, that doesn’t matter, either. Because it only takes one bite to cause a problem, that means it only takes one mosquito to get inside through an open door, window, or screen.
These excuses–though they’re not always unjustified–put your pet at risk. Heartworms are not obvious problems. You may not even know if your pet has them. By the time your pet starts showing physical signs, things have progressed very far.
All this is why it is better to get the necessary protection. Come to Pet Vet Hospitals with your questions and concerns about mosquitoes and heartworms. We will help you get the heartworm protection your pet needs.