Pets need year-round heartworm preventative treatments

10/5/2010 | WSAW-TV (Wausau, Wis.)

Pet owners should continue to give their animals preventative treatments, such as heartworm medication, year-round, and flea and tick treatments should be given through the end of November and restarted in March. "First of all heartworm is a deadly disease ... and the cost of a monthly chewable tablet, even in the winter time, is far exceeded by the cost of treatment [or] in the loss of a pet," said a veterinarian in Wisconsin.

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