WHAT IS HEARTWORM DISEASE?
Canine heartworm disease develops when a dog is bitten by a mosquito carrying mircroscopic heartworm larvae (juvenile worms) of a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis. As a mosquito feeds, these microscopic larvae are deposited on the dog and quickly penetrate the skin to begin their migration into the dog’s bloodstream. Adult heartworms can grow 10 to 12 inches in longth and make their home in the right side of the heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries, often causing lung disease and heart failure.
Fortunately, heartworm disease is highly preventable with a highly effective, safe and convenient monthly medication that’s easy for you to give and your dog will love to take: HEARTGARD Plus! HeartGard also treats & controls roundworms and hookworms-making it the only product in a Real-Beef Chewable that prevents heartowrm disease and provides broad control against other parasites that can threaten your pet.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLEA AND TICK CONTROL
Adult fleas on your pet are not the only stages of “infestation”. Immature stages of fleas (eggs, larvae and pupae) may lurk in and around your home. Fleas can reproduce indoors year-round.
Ticks are more than a nuisance – ticks may transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever to you and your pet.
Frontline Plus kills fleas. Fleas become hyperstimulated upon contact with FRONTLINE, and rise to the top of the haircoat in the process of dying. Fleas do not have to bite a pet for FRONTLINE to work. FRONTLINE plus also kills ticks. As soon as a tick comes in contact with the FRONTLINE Plus, it begins to die. When you apply it works fast, spreading all over the body and into the oil (sebaceous) glands in the skin, and is continually replenished onto the skin and haircoat. This system of strorage and replenishment make this product long-lasting and waterproof.