April is Heartworm Prevention Month! But how do you know if your dog needs it?
We have found a handy flowchart to help with your decision!
The short answer is YES!!
EVERY SINGLE DOG NEEDS HW PREVENTION!
But what if my dog is an indoor-only dog?
This is a reasonable question! However, if we really think about it, it makes complete sense.
I am an indoor-only human yet every year I get multiple mosquito bites! Plus, we are in an extremely high risk area!
So YES, your dog needs prevention!
Can I buy it over-the-counter?
Unfortunately, no. Heartworm prevention is prescription-only.
Take-home point: Every single dog needs heartworm prevention!
Which one do we recommend?
We recommend Simparica Trio!
It is one monthly chewy chunk that protects against fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, AND heartworms!!