Keep Your Dog Heartworm Free

Buy any canine vaccination package and receive a FREE HEARTWORM TEST

If you’re a dog owner, understanding how to protect and prevent your pet from heartworm disease is crucial.

Heartworm disease comes from the bite of a mosquito. The baby heartworms, also known as microfilaria, circulate in the bloodstream and a mosquito will bite an infected pet and then transfer the heartworms to a susceptible pet. After transmission of the heartworms to the susceptible pet, the microfilaria migrates in the body toward the heart and then an adult heartworm grows in the chambers of the heart. It’s a worm shaped like spaghetti and lives where the blood is being pumped around, obstructing the flow of blood and causing serious reactions.

How does heartworm disease affect your pooch? The American Heartworm Society explains that dogs are a “natural host for heartworms,” meaning once they make it inside your dog’s bloodstream they “mature into adults, mate and produce offspring.” Yuck! Even more awful is that potentially hundreds of these worms can grow in an untreated or unprotected dog, and this could eventually lead to lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and sometimes death.

Your dog deserves a fresh start this year, too, and there’s no better way to get them on a healthy track than to get tested and protected against heartworm disease.

Detection and prevention are easy and visiting a VIP Petcare clinic can provide both. Right now you can receive a FREE HEARTWORM TEST with the purchase of a canine vaccination package. Don’t hesitate on getting your pet protected. VIP Petcare recommends getting a heartworm test (which also includes a test for the presence of tick-borne diseases) annually to make sure your dog is heartworm free and to prescribe heartworm preventive medication.

Buy any canine vaccination package and receive a FREE HEARTWORM TEST


One coupon per pet. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Coupon must be present at time of use. Photocopies not accepted. Available at all VIP Petcare operated clinics. Offer expires 4-1-18.

VIP Petcare Community Clinics Offer Convenient Preventive Vet Care at Local Pet Stores.

If you are planning to take your pet to a groomer or keep your pet at daycare, you are likely aware that specific vaccines are required before your pet can visit. VIP Petcare has everything you need to get your pet groomer and daycare ready! If your pet heads to the dog park, or just stays home, you still need to protect them from the various diseases pets can contract. Our goal is to make it easy for you to get your furry family member all the care he/she needs.

Every walk-in Community Clinic offers:
• comprehensive vaccines for dogs and cats
• pet microchipping
• diagnostic blood and fecal testing
• prescription flea and tick control
• de-worming
• heartworm prevention
• and more!

No appointment is necessary! Just bring your cat in a secure carrier and make sure your dog is on a leash. VIP Petcare staff will discuss your pet’s lifestyle and help you determine the best products and services for your individual pet.