Did you know that heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states? Heartworms are especially prevalent in the Foley and Orange Beach areas of Alabama, where the warm, moist climate is conducive for mosquitos. Fortunately, Dr. Brown and his caring staff have been preventing, diagnosing and treating heartworm disease for countless pets, and they will bring their experience and compassion to your precious pet as well.
If you are unsure of your dog’s current heartworm status or have recently adopted or purchased a pet for your household, set an appointment with Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital to have them tested for heartworms. The heartworm test requires a simple blood draw, and can be completed while you wait. Dr. Brown follows the testing guidelines set forth by the American Heartworm Society, and recommends yearly heartworm testing after seven months of age.
It is important to remember that heartworm prevention is always less expensive and more effective than heartworm treatment. Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital offers a complete pharmacy stocked with heartworm preventatives that are guaranteed to be both safe and effective for your precious pet. Call our clinic today to set an appointment to have your dog tested and prescribed a heartworm preventative that is right for them and their lifestyle.