Anyone that has or ever had a dog knows what heartworms are and how dangerous they can be when not prevented. That is why every pup gets his prevention shot at the vet during his regular check-ups. With the proper care it can be easily prevented, although it has its expenses.
Disturbingly vets have reported occasions of dogs infected with the disease even though they had they prevention shot done.
How can that be? This might be the most common mistakes we as parents do when it comes to prevention and our furry babies safety.
#1 Not getting him tested every year before giving his preventive shot. Only after you are sure he/she is heartworm free, it is safe to continue with the preventive injection.