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APRIL IS HEARTWORM AWARENESS MONTH!!
Heartworm is a serious and often fatal disease affecting dogs & cats and even other species of mammals. Dogs and cats of any age are susceptible, which is why prevention is so important. Without proper prevention, pets are at risk of contracting this potentially deadly disease.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease has been found in all 50 states. Mosquitoes infected with the disease bite a dog, cat or other susceptible animal causing infective larvae to enter through the bite wound. In 6 months, the infective larvae will mature into adult worms. These worms live in the heart and arteries or lung causing extensive damage and sometimes death.
How to Prevent Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm prevention is sage, easy and inxpensive. We offer heartguard which is a monthly chewable medication treat for dogs and Revolution a liquid medication for cats that you apply to the skin. These medications interrupt heartworm development before adult worms can reach the heart or lungs and are available here at the clinic. Treatment for heartworm disease in dogs is possible, but it is complicated, expensive and often risky process, taking months for infected animals to recover. There is no effective treatment for heartworm disease in cats, so it is imperative that disease prevention measures to be taken for cats.
1/2 off Heartworm Test with the purchase of 6 month supply of Heartgard.
Located in St. George , Utah the veterinarians at Washington Family Veterinary Clinic are committed to your pet's health. Dr. King and Dr. Barton have been working as veterinarians in the St. George area for the past 5-6 years and came together and founded Washington Family Veterinary Clinic in 2009. Washington Family Veterinary Clinic excels in the science of veterinary medicine and brings a whole new meaning to quality practice. Dr. Jace King and Dr. Clayton Barton and our staff have excelled in compassionate veterinary care in the St. George and Washington area.
Washington Family Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for your pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.
Our 4,000-square foot facility has four examination rooms, a euthanasia room, large surgery suite, spacious waiting area, EKG, digital radiography, blood pressure and oxygen monitoring. We also have an in house blood machine and pharmacy. Other services include routine and orthopedic surgeries, specialized vaccinations, prevention and treatment, nutrition and behavior, dental hygiene, micro-chipping, chemotherapy and wellness exams. We also carry the Hill's Prescription and Science Diet Line of Canine & Feline Food.
Washington Family Veterinary Clinic offers a one stop for your pet's health, medical & nutritional care.
Your Pets . . . Our Family!
We are open for appointments during normal business hours and on Saturdays by appointment only. We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if Doctor's are available.