Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm Help from Our Veterinarian

Heartworms are a serious threat to your pet's wellbeing. They are the silent killers of many animals and can cause a variety of problems that can go undetected for long periods of time. This is why it is of utmost importance to get your pet tested for heartworms regularly to ensure that they do not have them inside of his or her system. Fortunately, there is an emergency vet that has your back whenever you need them the most. The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD has the right resources for the job whenever you need to administer heartworm treatments for your pet. Let's take a closer look at what heartworms are and how we can provide assistance.

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Our Veterinarian Explains Heartworms

Heartworms come from mosquitos whenever they land on your pet and suck its blood. The heartworm larvae are sent to the heart where they collect and can cause serious harm to your pet's body. Unfortunately, it is incredibly difficult to determine whether or not your pet has come into contact with a mosquito since they are so tiny. The best way to determine whether or not your pet has heartworms is to bring them to our office to receive a heartworm test. However, it should be noted that your pet cannot receive heartworm prevention if they currently have heartworms. This can kill your pet if you are not careful and heartworm prevention can only be given by a licensed veterinarian.

However, if our veterinarian confirms that your pet has heartworms then a treatment program will be provided. You can expect medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes to be recommended for your pet until they are feeling better. Whatever the case may be, The Village Vet will provide you with the right information that will vastly improve your pet's life during the heartworm treatment phase.

A Trusted Emergency Vet

It is important that you take your pet to our local veterinarian office whenever they are in need of a check-up. This will ensure that our veterinarian gives your pet the care that he or she needs. The Village Vet in Baltimore wants to be your veterinarian clinic of choice whenever your furry friend needs medical care. We take pride in our ability to provide our patients with a lot of love and plenty of quality veterinarian care. Give us a call today at 410-367-8111 to schedule your pet’s appointment.