Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and according to the American Heartworm Society, incidence of this potentially fatal disease is up. The southeastern U.S., including parts of Virginia, has the highest number of reported cases in the country.

As you may already know, heartworm is spread by mosquitoes—and it only takes one bite to infect a dog. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it can be costly and very hard on your pet.

Monthly oral or topical heartworm preventive is the only way to prevent heartworm disease in pets and is significantly less expensive than treatment. We have many different types available at Animal Medical Center of the Cascades, and we can help you decide which one is best for your furry friend.

Make sure the pet you love is protected! Schedule an appointment online or call us at 703-956-1522.