Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016
Did you know Tennessee is ranked 8th among the states with the highest rates of heartworm positive pets? It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito.
And it can be difficult to treat a dog with heartworm disease. Costs can soar to thousands of dollars, and dogs must remain on strict cage rest for at least six weeks after treatment. It’s an arduous and expensive process.
That’s why prevention is so important and why we are making this a priority during #GivingTuesday. Our pet wellness program provides critical preventive care, like heartworm treatment and prevention, for pets that might not otherwise receive it.
For just $8 you can provide a month of heartworm protection for a dog in need.
For just $92 you can protect a dog from heartworm disease for an entire year.
For $250 you and provide heartworm treatment for a dog who has heartworm disease.
Gifts of $15 will help provide a life saving vaccine, $20 will provide two microchips, a gift of any amount is greatly appreciated and will help a pet in need receive preventive wellness care.
Plus all donations during #GivingTuesday will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000!
Many pet owners calls us every week; they are struggling with their monthly bills, struggling to feed their pet, and struggling to provide basic care. With your help, we can be there for them and their pets. You can ensure their pets stay happy, healthy and in their home.
Learn more about heartworm disease
- Heartworms are parasites that commonly infect dogs. They are transmitted by mosquito bites; heartworm infections are especially common in the Southeastern United States.
- Heartworms live in the blood vessels of the heart and lungs and can cause serious disease.
- You can have your dog tested for heartworm disease with a simple blood test. It takes about 15 minutes and costs $15 at Pet Community Center. Testing is offered on Fridays and Saturdays or at the time of spay/neuter surgery.
Heartworm disease is treatable! Dogs can live long healthy lives after treatment.
Call us at 615-512-5001 to learn more!
- Your dog will need to be tested for heartworm before treatment and may need to take medication for a month prior to starting treatment.
- Treatment lasts two consecutive days. One injection is given each day.
- Your dog will need 4 to 6 weeks of strict cage rest after treatment.
- After your dog has completed treatment, you’ll want to protect him or her with monthly doses of preventive heartworm medication.
- All dogs over the age of 7 months should be tested for heartworm annually.
- Treatment costs is based on the weight of your dog. Please call us at 615-512-5001 for more information.