The Honolulu Pet Clinic
1115 Young St
Honolulu, HI 96814

For Pet Emergencies
After 5pm Call

(808) 988-2188

Heartworm Prevention

Safeguard Your Pet's Health with Heartworm Prevention

Your pets are at constant risk for a number of potential health problems. This is especially true if they spend most or some of their lives outdoors. From drinking rain water to eating who-knows-what outside before you can stop them, there are a number of health issues your pets may run into. Heartworm is just one such issue you need to be aware of. In order to help defend against heartworm, you need to receive a prescription for heartworm medication. When living in Honolulu, your pet has a greater risk of suffering from heartworm and other illnesses than other areas of the country, which is why it is important to take advantage of preventative measures with the help of your local veterinarian at The Honolulu Pet Clinic. 


Testing for Heartworm

Before your pets can start heartworm prevention treatment, they will need to be tested for heartworm. The prevention medication will not work if they already have heartworms. There are other treatments available designed to kill heartworms. So, before your pets receive a prescription for heartworm prevention medication, you will need to have your pets tested. Once your pets are in the clear, you will be able to start them on a heartworm prevention plan. 

Heartworm Prevention

The exact prescription your pet receives will depend on the weight of your pet. Most preventatives need to be taken once a month in order to make sure your pets are protected against heartworm. It is a good idea to give your pets their medication at the same time every month. This makes it easier to remember when to give your pets their medication. If, however, you accidently forget and fall behind a few days, that is okay. Although, if you skip a month or two, it is a good idea to have your pets checked out again. This way, you'll always stay on top of your pets' health. 

Schedule Your Heartworm Prevention Appointment Today

In order to protect your pets, you will first need to have them tested for heartworm. Heartworm prevention medication doesn't work if they're already infested with these parasites. With the help of The Honolulu Pet Clinic, you can take advantage of not only heartworm preventative services, but also should your pets ever need it, our emergency vet services as well. So, whether you're looking for a new veterinarian for your pets or are in need of heartworm prevention medication, now is the time to contact The Honolulu Pet Clinic and set up an appointment. Our number is 808-593-9336.  We also have an emergency number for calls after 5pm: 808-988-2188.