"The best treatment for heartworms is preventative medicine," adds Gordon. "Pet owners have a variety of treatment options to choose from including tablets, tasty chewable tablets, topical medicines and even injections that can be given by your veterinarian twice per year. It is important to use the treatment that works best for you and your pet," Gordon says.
In this case, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. By preventing heartworms from forming, you are saving your pet’s life and a lot of money.
Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University.