Heartworm disease is a life-threatening illness that is transmitted through mosquitoes.  Heartworm disease is extremely serious and the treatments can have serious side effects.  Thankfully, Heartworm disease can be easily avoided by administering a monthly dose of Heartworm prevention to your dog; in addition, this medication helps prevent disease from certain gastrointestinal parasites.  
Gastrointestinal parasites (hookworks, heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, Giardia, and coccidia) and external parasites (ticks and fleas) also have the potential to cause serious illness in your pets. In addition, some of these parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can go from your pet to you or your family. There are a number of options for prevention of these parasites, and we can help you choose the best options for you and your pets.