Pit Bull 101: Health & Wellness

I suppose now is a good time to talk about health. Dogs need 4 sets of shots starting at 6 weeks of age. The schedule is 6, 9, 12 and 15. At 12 weeks they get a rabies shot and are started on heartworm prevention. Heartworm prevention is one of the most important things you can do for your animal. Heartworms are passed through mosquitos – all it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito to doom your friend to a painful sad death. Yes it is true heartworms can be treated, but the cost to treat is usually $700 and up and the treatment itself can kill the animal viagra generique fr. And even if treated, the dog may have irreversible damage done to his heart. All of this can be changed by giving your dog a monthly heartworm prevention for the life of the dog. You should however still get a yearly heartworm test done when he is getting his vaccination, nothing is 100%.