Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Announcing our 3 month Heartworm Amnesty!!

From 3.4.2019 to 31.6.2019 we will test your dog for Heartworm for FREE! 

(During a booked consult and a consult fee will be required) 

as well as....

If you have a new addition to the family we will give your little pup their first Heartworm injection FREE! at 12 weeks of age.

Ring our helpful Customer Care Team on 3396 9733 for details.

Please be advised that a Consult Fee does apply for any beautiful pets that are only being heartworm tested. Your pet will recieve the usual thorough Veterinary Wellness examination during this consult. If you are linning up your pets yearly Vaccination and Wellness Consult then your consult fee is included in your pets Vaccinations rates.

 

There are two broad categories of worms that may affect our pet dogs and cats, heartworm and intestinal worms.  Please see our intestinal worm page for more information.Heartworm

Heartworm, or Dirofilaria immitis, is a parasite that is spread by mosquitoes, so you pet does not even need to be in contact with other pets to become infected!

Heartworm has a complicated life cycle.  Infected dogs have microfilaria, an immature form of heartworm, circulating in their bloodstream.  Microfilariae are sucked up by mosquitoes when feeding on the blood of infected dogs. The immature parasite develops into a heartworm larva inside the mosquito, then a single bite from a carrier mosquito can infect your pet (dog or cat). As the worms mature in the heart they can cause a physical blockage as well as thickening of the heart and associated blood vessels.  In the earlystages of infection there may be no visible signs, however, infection may eventually lead to signs of heart failure (reluctance to exercise, lethargy,coughing) and even death. Heartworm is present throughout most of Australia(except Tasmania and arid areas).

Thankfully, heartworm is very easy to prevent and should form part of your pet health care routine. We have very effective preventative treatment options available including tablets, chews, spot-on's and even an annual injection for dogs administered by one of our vets. If your pet has not been on heartworm prevention we strongly recommend a heartworm test prior to starting a prevention program, followed by a repeat test 6 months after commencing.

Dogs Weight

Prohart 12mth Protection Injection Fee

0 -5kg

$80.23

06 -10kg

$90.45

11-15kg

$100.68

16 -20kg

$110.91

21-25kg

$121.14

26 -30kg

$131.35

31-35kg

$141.59

36 -40kg

$151.87

41-45kg

$162.05

46-50kg

$172.27

51-55kg

$182.50

56 - 60kg

$192.73

61- 65kg

$202.95

66 -70kg

$213.18

Over 70kg

$228.41

Pup 12wks

FREE Until 31st June 2019 (6mths Coverage)