Did you know that heartworm disease is extremely prevalent in Georgia and South Carolina? Were you aware that both dogs and cats can contract heartworms? Walton Way Veterinary Clinic serves Augusta, Georgia and the CSRA, and our clinic can test your precious pet for heartworm disease while you wait with your pet. Visit the American Heartworm Society to learn more.
What are heartworms?
Heartworms are parasites that can infest the heart, lungs and other areas of the body of both dogs and cats. They are transmitted when an infected mosquito bites our pet, and the immature heartworms migrate into the bloodstream of the animal. In pets not protected by a monthly heartworm preventative medication, these worms begin to mature and move toward vital organs including the lungs and heart.
How can we test my pet for heartworm disease?
Dr. Jennifer Vann has many years of successfully preventing and treating heartworm disease at Walton Way. Our clinic has a blood test that can be performed quickly while you are in the office with your pet, and will provide you the results before you leave.
How can I protect my dog or cat from heartworm disease?
At Walton Way, our veterinarians have carefully selected products that are both safe and excellent at the prevention of heartworm disease. There are numerous types of medications, including chews, topical products, and injectable heartworm preventatives, and our doctors will determine which type of product will be best for the lifestyle of your pet.
The cost of heartworm prevention is always less expensive and more effective than treating a dog with heartworm disease. Dr. Vann and Dr. Tucker follow the guidelines set forth by the American Heartworm Society, and will properly test and dispense heartworm preventative medication as well. Find out the heartworm status of your constant companion, and begin providing heartworm preventative medication today by calling Walton Way Veterinary Clinic at 706-733-2288.