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Posted on 04-04-2012

Heartworm Awareness Information
from Our Canton Veterinarians

In recognition of April as Heartworm Awareness Month, Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic is offering a free well check examination to determine if your pet if healthy enough to receive an injection of the preventive medication, ProHeart 6. This fee waiver is available in April only and does not apply Canton Veterinarians promote heartworm awarenessto exams for a sick or injured pet - only for those pets who will be receiving the ProHeart 6 injection. Call our clinic at 770-383-1182 for full details on this offer.

Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease which is transmitted to your pet by a mosquito that is carrying blood from another animal which is already infected. These parasitic worms can cause extensive injury when they find a home in the arteries of your pet's lungs and occasionally in the heart. The heartworms can survive for five to seven years. Cats and dogs of any breed or age are susceptible and need to be protected.

Protect Your Pets at Our Animal Hospital

Our Canton veterinary hospital is one of a limited number of veterinary facilities that offers the ProHeart 6 injection. This unique product includes a sustained release system that provides up to six months of protection. Because ProHeart 6 should only be administered to healthy pets that are able to tolerate the medication, our veterinary hospital will waive the cost of the exam fee and provide a free heartworm test when pet owners schedule their pets to receive ProHeart 6.

If our veterinarian determines that your pet is not eligible for ProHeart 6, we will still perform the free heartworm test. Our clinic will not charge for the visit if your pet receives six months of Trifexis or twelve months of HEARTGARD. If you do not proceed with either of these Heartworm prevention options, we will only charge a recheck exam fee and not the full exam fee.

What questions do you have about heartworm and its effect on your pets? Call our animal hospital at 770-383-1182 for more information because Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic is "Where quality care and excellent customer service go paw in hand."

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