There seem to be plenty of worms that like to make a meal out of our pets, generally these are intestinal worms like roundworm and ringworm but there is another more dangerous worm to be aware of and this is the heartworm. Heartworm is particularly prevalent in the US and certain parts of Europe, the heartworm is passed on through the bite of the mosquito.
As it bites it passes on a tiny parasitic nematode this is the larvae of the heartworm, once in the bloodstream the larvae will travel to the heart and lungs where it will breed and grow and this is where we have heartworm disease. Heartworm is easily prevented with the right medication this can either be a topical treatment or it can be treated with chewable tablets, the choice is yours the main thing is to treat your pet with something to protect them from this disease.
The American Heartworm Society recommend that all dog owners in the US medicate there pet each and every month to ensure complete protection against this disease. As an ongoing treatment this could prove to be expensive over a long period of time, and this is where the internet is really useful not only will you be able to buy your pets medication at a reduced price but you will also be able to buy it prescription free. In the US heartworm medication is only available with a prescription but when you shop online you can buy your medication from Canadian pharmacies prescription free.
Obviously anything that saves you money and time has got to be a good thing. You could also consider buying a years supply which will save you even more money or you could opt for a generic variation if you want to save even more. All these are options open to you which you won’t have if you just buy from your veterinarian.