April is Lyme Disease Prevention and Heartworm Awareness Month
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to dogs and humans by ticks. Unlike in humans, dogs do not develop a telltale bullseye rash to indicate they have been infected. They sometimes develop lameness that may shift from one leg to the other. The infection can travel to the kidneys and prove fatal. Year-round prevention is important because the ticks that carry the Lyme infection do not go dormant in winter months. Annual testing can catch Lyme so treatment can be administered.
During the month of April, receive 15% off 4DX Lyme testing, and $15 Lyme vaccinations. Plus, protect your pet year round with a monthly Frontline preventative and save 10% off a 12 month supply.
Heartworms are parasitic worms that grow inside the hearts, lungs, and associated blood vessels of cats and dogs. They are transmitted when pets are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Severe lung disease, heart failure, and organ damage can follow, but often pets do not have symptoms until the infection has been present for a long time. For this reason, annual testing is recommended. Those animals who do show symptoms can have a mild persistent cough, reluctance to exercise, fatigue after moderate activity, decreased appetite, and weight loss before symptoms of heart failure or cardiovascular collapse. When infections are found, treatment options are available, but monthly prevention is safer and less costly.
During the month of April, receive 15% off 4DX Heartworm testing for your pet, and Heartgard/Frontline preventative is 10% off a 12 month supply.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (516) 883-2000 or email us at [email protected].
*The exam and any other diagnostics or treatments will be at normal cost. Special offer is by appointment only.