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Recognizing Symptoms of Heartworms: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

 by zack on 06 Sep 2012 |
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An absolutely horrifying picture of live heartworms from inside a dog's heart.

Dogs and cats are humankind’s cutest, friendliest, and most constant companions. They immeasurably enrich the lives of millions of people, keeping their owners healthier, more energetic, and generally in better spirits than the rest of the petless populace.  However, these lovable fur-balls require a great deal of cautious preservation as well.

One of the most pervasive agents of canine/feline destruction is the heartworm. This insidious and soul-crushing monster is like something out of H.P. Lovecraft’s imagination: a microscopic cthuluesque nightmare, reaping death and disease from inside of your own sweet puppy or kitty’s arteries.  It really is a horrible thing to consider.

Diagnosing Symptoms of Heartworms

Further adding fuel to the demonically daunting fire is the near impossible process of diagnosis. Finding out about these bestial little bugs is a difficult task. The symptoms aren’t recognizable until the worms are fully matured and already having a detrimental effect on your cat or dog’s health. In dogs, symptoms of heartworms include a lack of energy/exhaustion, mild or persistent coughs, reduced appetite, weight loss, and difficulty breathing. The same is true for cats but they can also exhibit vomiting, gagging, and rapid breathing.

Even if you catch the symptoms of heartworms, treatment for an animal already living with the disease is a grim prospect. For dogs, the doctoring is extensive, and expensive. It’s a long, drawn out, and costly process with no guarantee of success. For cats, treatment is impossible. They will either fight off the infection themselves, or eventually die.

Oh God, What do we do?!

Now that the pants have been sufficiently scared off of you, it’s time for some good news. These tiny terrors are easy and inexpensive to avoid. A consistent schedule of vet visits will ensure your pet a long and parasite-free life, and if you don’t have the time to deal with a monthly vet visit you can save some money by shopping online.

There are several different preventatives, but here are a couple of the cheapest and most effective medications available at your convenient pet supermarket.

Heartworms Treatment:

Advocate for dogs or cats- Keeping your pet safe from heartworms is a breeze with this effective monthly spot on treatment. Just put a drop on the back of your dog or cat’s neck for 30 days of protection. As a bonus, you’ll also keep your pet free from fleas and worms that attack the digestive system.

Revolution for dogs or cats- An all-around dewormer with products for both cats and dogs, Revolution lives up to its namesake by leading a revolt against the parasites trying to invade your pet’s territory.

Once you see the symptoms of heartworms it’s already too late, so act now! So then, where to buy Revolution or Advocate products? These fine products and more are waiting to be scooped up at the lowest possible price at your local online pet supermarket. Look into advanced ordering for free shipping.


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Sigal Raz
Sigal Raz
Israel, Kerem Maharal
22 Jun 2018
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