Pet Heartworm Treatment & Prevention

Learn more about our pet heartworm treatment & prevention services below.

Pet Heartworm Treatment & Prevention

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to get heartworms. The foot-long worms (heartworms) live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats, and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions, and—in rare instances—humans. Because wild species such as foxes and coyotes live in proximity to many urban areas, they are considered important carriers of the disease.

Paradise Animal Hospital Veterinary Services

We offer a full range of services at Paradise Animal Hospital, including bloodwork, boarding, dentistry, end-of-life care, emergency/urgent care, heartworm treatment & prevention, microchipping, nail trimming, new pet visits, preventative care, puppy & kitten care, radiology, senior pet wellness, spay/neuter, surgery, vaccinations, & wellness exams. If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please contact Paradise Animal Hospital in Augusta, GA, or call us at 706-860-4544.