Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in every state and is a serious threat to your dog.
- Early disease and damage can happen even before a test can detect heartworms5
- Heartworm disease has increased over 21% during a 3-year period and is expected to continue to spread*6,7
- Treating heartworm is up to 25† times more expensive than simply preventing it8
- Once a dog is diagnosed with heartworm disease, a pet owner may have to pay for doctor’s visits, medications, post-treatment preventatives, lab tests, x-rays, and other medical expenses
*Per veterinary clinic, 2013-2016. †Calculation is based on American Heartworm Society cost estimations of treatment vs prevention (where heartworm prevention range is $70-$200, and heartworm treatment range is $1,200-$1,800; [low range] $1,200/$70=17.14, [high range] $1,800/$200=9, [High/Low comparison] $1,800/$70=25.71).