It is simply terrible for a dog or cat to suffer, or die, from heartworms. Heartworms damage the heart and lungs. Treating a dog for heartworms costs much more than heartworm preventative, and is much harder on the dog than preventing heartworms in the first place. There is no treatment for heartworms in cats. To learn more, read our blog post: “The Real Deal About Heartworms.”

Before we can prescribe heartworm preventative, we must perform a heartworm test, which only requires a few drops of blood and only takes 10 minutes. Call us at (919) 544-2226 to schedule a visit.

If your pet has been on consistent heartworm preventative, seen us for a wellness visit, and had a negative heartworm test in the past year, we can easily refill your heartworm preventative prescription—you can even order it through our guaranteed online pharmacy! Give us a call and we’ll show you how, or find our Online Pharmacy button at the top of any AHBC web page.