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Protect Your Dog or Cat from Heartworm Disease

Clinton Hill Animal Clinic Protect Your Cat or Dog From Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is an illness that affects both cats and dogs. The disease is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, can make animals sick. Fortunately, medications are available to prevent heartworm disease. At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn, NY, we provide heartworm prevention medications to protect animals from the serious effects of heartworm disease.

Understanding Heartworm Disease

Heartworms start out as tiny, microscopic worms that are transmitted to animal through the bite of an infected mosquito. Heartworm disease cannot be transmitted through contact with an infected animal, and humans do not get the disease. 

After an animal is bitten, the tiny worms migrate to the heart and lungs where they grow and reproduce, until they begin to crowd the animal’s organ function. Without proper treatment, the animal will gradually sicken. Heartworm in cats is a less serious condition. However, there is no standard treatment for the disease in felines. Treatment for canine heart disease is expensive and lengthy, and the outcome is not always assured.

You Can Protect Your Pet From Heartworm Disease

Your vet can provide heartworm prevention medications to avoid the risk to health from heartworm disease. The medication is available in an oral form, given once each month, or an injectable form, which lasts for six months. The vet will be happy to discuss which type is best for your pet’s needs.

Make Clinton Hill Animal Clinic Your Veterinarian in Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Dendtler and the team at Clinton Hill Animal Clinic are committed to providing the highest quality care for all their patients in Brooklyn, NY and neighboring communities. We offer many veterinary services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, preventative care, diagnostic, surgery, dental care, emergency care and cat boarding. Contact Clinton Hill Animal Clinic today at 718-623-3999 for an appointment to learn about options for preventing heartworm disease in your pet.

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  • "To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day."
    Thanks again. -Estelle P.
  • "Dear Pamella, We want to thank all of you so much, not only for the loving care and consideration you showed us last Thursday when we had to say goodbye to Gericho but also for all the years of check-ups and other crisis' that we went through with him. We know it was your good efforts that allowed him to live a full and vigorous 16 years that gave us so much pleasure. Please know that we have always found your staff to be so courteous and helpful all these years."
    Thank you. -Cathy W.
  • "Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff."
    John L.
  • "Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R"
    Vernell R.

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