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Ask Your Veterinarian About Heartworm Testing & Prevention March 18, 2016

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Ask Your Veterinarian About Heartworm Testing & Prevention, Springfield, Ohio

Your furry friends deserve the best care, so turn to the veterinarians at TLC Pet Care Centers for all of your pet wellness needs. These incredible animal care specialists have been providing the residents of the Cincinnati, OH, area with advanced and affordable veterinary care for over 30 years. Their centers are open every day of the week, and they even have two locations in Cincinnati so that your visit is as convenient as possible. Whether you have a dog, cat, reptile, bird, or another exotic pet, TLC Pet Care is proud to keep them healthy and happy.

Going into spring, heartworm will become more and more of a problem for dogs, cats, and other small mammals. It’s common, but it’s also a very serious disease that can have serious repercussions. It’s key to have your pets on preventative treatment and to seek regular testing so that if infection does occur, you catch it early. Testing usually requires taking a blood sample that can be analyzed relatively quickly by veterinarians and lab technicians. If the test is positive, your veterinarian can help prescribe the correct treatment for your beloved pet.

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Dogs and cats should both be tested annually for heartworm infection and should be on heartworm prevention medication year-round. Even if you are using medication, you can’t always depend on it. Pets are notorious for spitting out pills, and humans are notorious for forgetting to administer them; both leave your pet vulnerable! Try to set reminders for heartworm medication and testing so that you keep tabs on your pet’s health.

For more information about what you can do to prevent heartworm or to make your appointment, call TLC Pet Care Centers today! Dial (513) 683-2300 for their East location and (513) 825-4011 for their West location. Visit their website to see a full list of services and to get to know their team! 

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