Caring for My Doodle: Heartworm Prevention

Caring for your doodle is a great responsibility, and it’s very important to know every complication that could arise and how to prevent them from happening to your dog. Heartworm is one of those issues that we have to take delicately.

What is Heartworm?

Heartworm is a disease caused by parasite worms living in the lungs and the right side of the heart in dogs.  Mosquitos carry the disease when they are out and about in warm weather.  They take blood meal from an infected dog and can transfer it to another dog.  Under the right temperature and humidity to support a large mosquito population and sustainable heat can allow for maturation of the infected, which will allow for easy transmission.

How to Prevent Heartworm and Fleas & Ticks

It’s recommended to be very cautious with prevention and treatment because not all medications are good for dogs.  They may come with side effects that aren’t too great for them.  It’s important to do your research.  There are many new products that have affected dogs in a neurological and deadly way.

Flea and Tick Prevention:

Be wary of chemicals for your dog.  Make sure to do your research when it comes to this, and also make sure there is FDA approval.  Frontline Plus is a trustworthy product to use against fleas and ticks and backed by vets for many years.

For treating both heartworm and fleas and ticks, don’t give them on the same day.  Space these monthly preventions out by a week or two, so you don’t overload your dog’s autoimmune system, which cold adversely affect their health.

Jubilee Labradoodles

At Jubilee Labradoodles, we breed Australian Labradoodles and Goldendoodles in Michigan.  All of our dogs live in our home as our pets, and we offer a lifetime of breeder support to help in every possible way because we are family.  Our dogs need loving and care just as much as people do and caring for their health is extremely important.

Contact Jubilee Labradoodles at 517-902-9808 to find out more on our Australian Labradoodle and Goldendoodle adoptions!