Understanding the Threat
- One bite from an infected mosquito can put your dog at risk
- HEARTGARD Plus eliminates heartworm larvae before they cause harm
- Prevent heartworm disease by giving your dog HEARTGARD Plus every month
Get Prevention From Your Vet
HEARTGARD Plus is #1 vet-recommended for a reason.2 Once your dog has a negative heartworm test and prescription from your vet, you can purchase HEARTGARD Plus in clinic or through their online store.
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All Dogs Need Heartworm Disease Prevention
Inside or out, and year-round, all dogs are at risk for heartworm disease and cases have been reported in all 50 states.3,4 Both the American Heartworm Society and CAPC recommend year-round use of a preventive, like #1 vet-recommended HEARTGARD Plus.2
Puppies Need Protection Too
Cuteness is no defense against heartworm disease. The American Heartworm Society recommends that puppies get started on a heartworm disease preventive as early as the product label allows.5 And because you need a prescription from your vet for a heartworm disease preventive, talk to them about HEARTGARD Plus—the real-beef chew that’s safe for puppies as young as 6 weeks of age with no minimum weight requirement.
Year-Round Protection Is Essential
The American Heartworm Society recommends giving your dog year-round protection. That’s because the threat of heartworm disease doesn’t stop with dropping temperatures.3 Many pet owners might assume that they only need to give their dog heartworm disease preventives when it’s warm. While heartworm transmission can decrease in winter months, the risk never reaches zero.6 What’s more, on-again, off-again heartworm disease protection is unreliable and can leave your dog with gaps in protection that make him vulnerable to heartworm disease.
Protect your dog against the invisible threat.
Three Tips for Preventing Heartworm Disease
Reduce Mosquito Exposure
Avoid bites to reduce risk. Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed, avoid known mosquito habitats, and limit outdoor exposure during peak mosquito feeding times (dawn and dusk).
Use Preventive Medicine Year-Round
Monthly administration of a preventive, like HEARTGARD Plus, safely and effectively prevents heartworm disease by eliminating heartworm larvae before they can grow into dangerous adult heartworms.
Get Your Dog Tested Every Year
Before getting a prescription for a heartworm disease preventive, your dog must be tested for heartworms. Talk to your vet about testing options.