Heartworm Prevention

Regular heartworm prevention for dogs and cats – usually on a monthly basis (or according to medication instructions) – is crucial to avoid severe medical issues that can result from heartworms.

The American Heartworm Society (www.heartwormsociety.org) recommends year-round administration of heartworm preventive medications for dogs, cats and ferrets. Some heartworm preventive products have the added benefit of controlling other internal parasites of concern, such as roundworms and hookworms in dogs and cats as well as whipworms in dogs. Some products also target external parasites, such as fleas, ticks and mites.

We definitely see a lot of heartworms in this area. In Brevard County a new case of heartworm disease is diagnosed every day. For what it costs to treat a dog for heartworms, you could buy a 7 year supply of heartworm prevention medication. There are long-term damages to the heart and lungs even when heartworms are treated, so prevention is definitely much better.

It is important to administer monthly parasite prevention every month. We recommend Sentinel or Simparica Trio for most dogs, and Revolution Plus for cats.

Sentinel – Sentinel protects your dog against heartworms but also hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and flea populations.

Simparica Trio – Simparica Trio is a parasite control product that combines three ingredients (sarolaner, moxidectin and pyrantel). You may have seen the advertisements on TV recently. It is the first monthly chewable to protect dogs against heartworm disease, five types of ticks, fleas, roundworms and hookworms, all in one monthly chewable.

Revolution Plus – Revolution Plus is a once a month topical product that prevents fleas, ticks heartworms, intestinal parasites and ear mites for cats.

At AMC we offer instant manufacturer rebates for certain products that are applied at the time of purchase.  These rebates help ensure monthly prevention is affordable. Instead of mailing in the rebate we automatically deduct the rebate from your invoice.

Our current instant rebate offers are –

12 doses of Sentinel = $38 instant savings

6 doses of Sentinel = $7 instant savings

Other products, such as Simparica Trio and Revolution Plus, have a rebate that gets loaded onto a debit card that you can use for other purchases.  These rebates make our product prices as low, and often lower, than the online pharmacies.  And you have our guarantee of efficacy and satisfaction.