07 4057 8677

3/4 Maisel Close,
Smithfield, QLD 4878 

Mon-Fri: 8am to 5:30pm
Sat: 9am-12pm

Your trusted Smithfield Vet

FREE Heartworm Prevention

Beachside Veterinary Hospital is offering a FREE heartworm prevention injection to puppies at their 12 week vaccinations.

Heartworm is a parasitic worm that can infect your pet through a mosquito bite. An infected mosquito injects a larval stage of the worm under your pet’s skin. These larvae mature in the pet’s organs for approximately six months, traveling through the body to the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. These adult worms  breed to produce microfilaria (baby heartworm) in the bloodstream which are then drawn up by a mosquito when it feeds on the pet, continuing the cycle once again. Mosquitoes are hard to keep out of both the yard and house, so even your indoor-only pets are at risk.

The most convenient and effective heartworm prevention is a yearly injection administered by your veterinarian. This can be given from 12 weeks of age, then boosted at 6 months. This injection will then fall in line with yours pets yearly vaccinations.

If you would like to know more about heartworm or book your puppy in today, Call the hospital on 07 4057 8677 today.


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