Heartworming For Dogs

Collection: Heartworming For Dogs

Dog Heartworm Prevention: The Essential Guide for Pet Owners

Protecting your furry friend against heartworm is crucial, and Smartway Pet Supplies has a range of products to keep your dog safe and healthy. In this guide, we provide you with all the information you need to know about heartworms and how to prevent them.

Understanding Heartworms in Dogs

Heartworm disease can be difficult to detect, but it can be a severe condition that could cause your dog to cough excessively, feel tired, breathe heavily, lose weight, experience a swollen belly, avoid exercise, bleed from the nose, faint, look thin, and have pale gums.

Prevention is Key

The best way to protect your dog from heartworm disease is to use monthly preventatives, stay up-to-date with testing, and keep mosquitoes away from your dog.

The Best Products for Heartworm Prevention from Smartway Pet Supplies

• Heartgard Plus: This tasty monthly chewable is effective against heartworms, hookworms, and roundworms.
• Nexgard Spectra: A beef-flavored chew that protects your dog against a variety of parasites.
• Simparica Trio: A triple-action chewable that prevents heartworms, ticks, fleas, and intestinal worms.
• Moxiclear: A spot-on solution that protects your dog against heartworms, fleas, and ticks.
• Credelio Plus: Chewable tablets that protect your dog from internal and external parasites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about heartworm prevention:

• What is heartworm disease?
Heartworm disease is a severe condition caused by parasitic worms that reside in your dog's heart and lungs. It is transmitted through mosquito bites.

• How often should I give my dog heartworm prevention?
Monthly dosing is recommended. Always check with your vet and follow the product label instructions.

• Should I still test my dog for heartworms if they are on prevention medication?
Yes, it is recommended to test your dog for heartworms every year, even if they are on preventative medication.

• Can puppies use heartworm prevention?
Yes, puppies can start using heartworm prevention as early as 6-8 weeks old.

• Do I need a prescription for heartworm prevention medication?
Usually, yes, but Smartway Pet Supplies offers off the shelf products without the need for a RX prescription.

• Is heartworm prevention necessary all year round?
Yes, it is recommended to protect your dog from heartworms all year round, as mosquitoes can carry the disease even in the winter months.

By choosing Smartway Pet Supplies for your heartworm prevention needs, you can have peace of mind that you are taking the right steps to keep your dog healthy and safe. Our vet-approved products are available over-the-counter, making it easier than ever to protect your furry friend.