Heartworm Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Heartworm Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs PRAGNOSIS: 

Bulldog heartworm disease can result in severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and death. Despite treatment sucess the effect and pathology is long lasting and is likely to impact life expectency. Heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis)  is more common in dogs but cats can also be infected. Others are, coyotes, ferrets, wolves, sea lions, seals, and other animals, occasionally it even infects humans.

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs TRANSMISSION:

Bulldog Heartworm Disease is a serious and at times deadly condition that is carried and transmitted by mosquito bites. Bulldog Heartworm transmitted worms mature into adults, mate, produce offspring while living inside the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of an infected pet. This disease does NOT spread directly from animal-to-animal (or animal to human), but rather by the mosquito bite carrying the worm after sucking blood from an infected animal.

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs REGIONAL: 

Regionally the disease has been on the rise, heartworm cases are increasing in Los Angeles.

According to a report updated on April 26, 2016, by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In recent years Heartworm disease has been on the rise, possibly due to new drought-resistant mosquito strains.

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs

The American Heartworm Society recommends year-round prevention of heartworm disease and annual heartworm tests in all dogs, regardless of geographic location.

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs SYMPTOMS:

Unfortunately, by the time clinical signs are seen, the disease is usually well advanced. Common symptoms are: (most of which get worse after activity)

1.       Cough

2.      Difficult breathing

3.      Weakness

4.      Loss of energy

Heartworm Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Heartworm cases reported in Southern Ca.

 5.      Heart failure

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs PREVENTION:

Remember Bulldog Heartworm disease is much cheaper and eaiser to PREVENT than TREAT.

Traditionally preventions required oral administration once a month at home. At our hospital we are able to offer  ProHeartX6, a once every 6 months injectable heartworm preventive, And now for the first time, we are excited to inform you that we also started offering the NEW ProHeartX12 (12 months duration) injectable heartworm preventive.

The ProHeart injection offers multiple benefits over the monthly oral one:

A.     COMPLIANCE OWNERS: the every 6 or 12-month injection make it a 100% bulletproof against the likelihood of skipping or forgetting a treatment.

B.     COMPLIANCE BULLDOG: the every 6 or 12-month injection make it a 100% bulletproof against the likelihood of your pet spitting or vomiting the heartworm chew.

C.     AFFORDABLE: the ProHeart Injection is low cost

D.    INTESTINAL PARASITE: ProHeart also help to protect your bulldog from harmful intestinal parasite

E.     GUARANTEE HW: If your pet had a negative HW test prior to the treatment,  ProHeart manufacture guarantees the injectable treatment and will pay for the treatment in the unfortunate event your bulldog or French bulldog is found positive during the 6 or 12-month treatment duration.

F.      GUARANTEE INTESTINAL PARASITE: ProHeart manufacturer also guarantees the injection effectiveness against the common intestinal parasite, thus if your pet is diagnosed with hookworms, whipworms or roundworms during the 6 or 12-month treatment duration, they will pay for deworming treatment.Heartworm Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Heartworm Disease in Bulldog and French Bulldogs TIP’S

Mosquito environmental control:

1.       STANDING WATER: avoid outdoors open water fixtures, drinking bowls, fountains and standing water in your gutters

2.      INDOORS: keep your pet indoors at night

3.      COYOTE CONTROL: infected coyotes are common reservoirs of the disease. Don’t leave food or water that attracts them and other critters

4.      RESERVOIRS: untreated pets who are infected serve as reservoirs that allow mosquitoes to infect more pets and people.

Heartworm Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

SUMMARY:

Bulldog heartworm disease is:

  • A VERY SERIOUS  medical condition
  • VERY EXPENSIVE to treat
  • Involves LONG CONFINEMENT (treatment duration)
  • Treatment could be RISKY
  • The disease effect is LONG LASTING.

Preventing bulldog heartworm disease is:

  • VERY EASY
  • VERY INEXPENSIVE
  • VERY SAFE
  • VERY REWARDING

We offer 6-month PROHEART one time injectable and now also the NEW 12-month  PROHEART 12 preventive. Don’t wait to make an appointment for your heartworm preventive TODAY!

 

 

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