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Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes can transmit nasty diseases to your puppy, which is why we recommend year-round parasite protection. 

As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and they can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, they can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure. Treatment for heartworm is harsh and expensive, which is why year-round prevention is your dog’s best defense.

We recommend Simparica Trio monthly chews because they treat fleas, ticks and heartworms and can be started on pups as young as 8 weeks old. Other options include separate oral or topical heartworm and flea and tick preventatives. 

For more information, visit the American Heartworm Society, which has guidelines and information for detection, treatment and prevention of heartworms.