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petMD.com Celebrates Heartworm Awareness Month with Five Heartworm Prevention Tips for Pet Owners
Date:4/11/2012

MIAMI, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the responsibilities of being a pet owner is to guard our cats and dogs against heartworm disease. While many people treat their pets with monthly preventative prescriptions, few understand how preventative heartworm treatments actually work. In honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month, petMD.com provides the following five tips and safety measures for keeping pets heartworm free. 

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  1. Consult Your Vet - Talk to your veterinarian about heartworm preventative medication and which form is right for your pet (i.e. oral, topical, injection). Understanding the benefits and risks associated with each of them is important for the safety of your pet. Your vet will also recommend a proper dosage amount depending on your pet's age, weight, and health status, which can vary year to year. Giving an incorrect dosage amount can affect how well your pet is protected from heartworm disease, as well as interfere with your pet's health.
  2. Administer as Prescribed - It is important to administer

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