You may remember back in August there were lots and lots of pictures of the most adorable pups on all of your social media pages. Of course, we celebrated National Dog Day along with all of our friends, but the truth is, here in our house, EVERY DAY is National Dog Day. We have two dogs, but the queen of our home is definitely Sunny. We were so excited for Banfield Pet Hospital® to sponsor this post so we could try out a great new product to help keep our Sunny safe, happy and healthy. She’s one of the most important parts of all of our lives.
Sunny is always there with a “hug”, kisses, or a snuggle. She’s especially snuggly when I’m sick – she always seems to know when I’m out of sorts. When I have a cold, she curls up at the end of the couch or bed where I sleep and watches over me. When I’ve have had a terrible day at work, she comes and flops right over onto her belly and gives kisses, determined for me to pet the bad day away. Needless to say, she’s one of the most important parts of our family for both me and the girls. Keeping her healthy is absolutely a priority. Thankfully for us and for Sunny there is a Banfield Pet Hospital® a short drive away from our house! The girls and I headed out one early morning to take Sunny in.
When the calendar starts running out of pages we know it’s time to take our Sunny dog to see the vet for her heartworm check. Because heartworm disease is spread by infected mosquitoes we don’t have to worry about it too much during our snowy winter months – which start VERY soon – but during the summer and now at the end of fall, we want to make sure that she is free from heartworms.
Sunny is a rescue dog, and she LOVES people but new places sometimes bother her, so a few encouraging pets from the girls later, we headed back in for Sunny’s exam. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to transmit potentially-fatal heartworm disease, but it’s a very preventable infection. The friendly staff and clean hospital put the rest of us at ease right away, and although Sunny was nervous, she was a good girl!
The doctors at Banfield Pet Hospital® explained to us that pets need an annual heartworm test and year-round heartworm prevention to be safe. Because it is so easy to test for and to prevent, there is no good reason that every dog should not stay on top of their health in this area. Those infected mosquitoes can be nasty little disease vectors, but keeping their effects at bay is so easy and manageable. With a simple application of ProHeart6®, dogs can stay protected from disease. It’s a injectable given by the doctors at Banfield Pet Hospital®, and now Sunny’s tail can keep on wagging all through the upcoming snowy months. And here’s the best part – for dogs that don’t like to take pills, this eliminates the monthly heart worm pill – ProHeart6® lasts for SIX MONTHS!!! Woohoo!!!
If you have a wonderful furry friend, you should also check into Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan® help to support overall pet health, and specifically heartworm prevention, by offering Heartworm preventives, including ProHeart6®, as add-ons to the plans. The awesome vet tech at Banfield did a great job of explaining it to us, and I think we will be signing up. If you’d like to see how awesome Banfield is for yourself, you can receive one free exam and consultation at Banfield Pet Hospital® by clicking here and filling out the form. You can only use this if you are a new client. Plus it expires on 1/15/16, and may have other restrictions, so check the fine print.
Tell us in the comments how YOUR pets fit in to your life, and how you make every day National Dog Day in your home!!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital®.