San Jose, Ca (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
San Jose veterinarians at Camden Pet Hospital are helping pet owners provide the best care possible for their pets by offering a free heart worm test special during the month of June. One of the goals of the San Jose veterinarians at Camden Pet Hospital has for offering this is to raise awareness about the importance of heartworm prevention. Many people don’t that the average lifespan of heartworms in untreated pets is 5-7 years in dogs and 2-3 years in cats. Almost 100% of dogs exposed to infective heartworm larvae become infected; in cats, this number drops to 61% to 90%. The American Heartworm Society (AHS) estimates that only 55% of dogs in the U.S. are currently on a heartworm preventive, leaving 27 million dogs at risk of acquiring heartworm disease. A study performed at North Carolina State University indicated that 25% of cats infected with heartworms were solely indoor cats.
San Jose veterinarian and Founder of Camden Pet Hospital, Dr. Hoge, D.V.M. says, “Prevention is far more effective and less costly than treatment. I believe that heartworm disease could be virtually eradicated using available preventives.” People considering taking a more active role in their pet’s health can take advantage of the limited number of free heartworm tests Camden Pet Hospital is offering. All that is required is purchasing a 12 month supply of TRIFEXIS, which includes a $20 manufacturer’s rebate an examination by one of the skilled San Jose veterinarians at Camden Pet Hospital. “This is an opportunity for people to get their pet tested for heartworms and to have their companion pet thoroughly examined by experienced San Jose veterinarian, not a technician. This is so nothing gets missed,” says Dr. Hoge. “One of the main things I like to point out to people is that heartworms affect cats differently than dogs, but the disease they cause is equally as serious.”
In addition to treating pets for heartworms and providing pet examinations the San Jose veterinarians at Camden Pet Hospital also offer some of the most advanced veterinary procedures available. Camden Pet Hospital provides all types of veterinary service including dental care, surgery, spay & Neuter, cold laser therapy, pet arthritis treatments and boarding. Camden Pet Hospital is also a full service San Jose pet pharmacy.
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Camden Pet Hospital
4960 Camden Avenue San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 265-2200 (408) 265-3448