CJ: Isn't that right, Rex?
Rex: Yeah, woof woof. Heartworm is a scary thing. We want all of our friends to be safe this season.
CJ: Rex, did you know the bite of an infected mosquito is what causes heartworm?
Rex: What?! I had no idea. I get mosquito bites all of the time. Oh man, that's scary.
CJ: Yes it is Rex. And since it’s impossible to tell which of the billions of mosquitos in Texas carry the disease, prevention is the best option!
Rex: For sure! CJ, I have a question?
CJ: What's up, Rex?
Rex: How do we prevent heartworm? If we can't prevent mosquito bites, what do we do?
CJ: Good questions, Rex! Surprisingly enough it’s pretty easy to prevent heartworm disease with the proper medications. A lot of veterinarians recommend being on the medication year round, then you’re always protected!
Rex: Oh! I take year around medication. I wonder if it’s for heartworms.
CJ: It probably is. Dr. Kothmann at Bulverde Animal Hospital is great and he makes sure his patients are up to date on their medications. Having said that, not everyone is on heartworm prevention medication, so be sure to send your friends to Dr. Kothmann. He will put them on the right medication and make sure they’re getting the protection they need.
Rex: I'm on it, CJ! Sounds like a good idea, woof woof!
CJ: I'm going to head out and tell all of my friends, too. Teamwork makes the dream work, Rex.
Rex: It sure does! Now I need a treat and a nap, woof woof!