How are Heartworms prevented?
Your veterinarian can prescribe a preventive designed specifically for the weight of your animal and whether he or she is a cat or a dog. Depending on the part of the country in which you live, your veterinarian may prescribe year round preventive or may recommend preventive only between the first thaw and the last freeze of the year. Dogs and cats on a preventive should be tested annually. You can minimize mosquito populations by ensuring your property is well drained and cleared of stagnant water.