Hickory & Newton, NC – It’s that time of year, the bug population is exploding all around us. If you’ve spent any time outdoors this season you are well aware that the mosquitos are out in full force, which can spell trouble for your pups.

A swarm of mosquitos – grab the bug spray! 3D render.

All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for your dog to contract heartworm disease. The good news is that this disease is 100% preventable. All it takes is a monthly dose of heartworm prevention for your pet will be protected.

To help you out HSCC is offering some summer time specials during the month of July. Buy 6 months of heartworm prevention, and we’ll throw in the 7th dose for FREE. Preventatives can be purchased at either of our shelters Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm (Please note that our Newton shelter is closed on Monday).

We are also offering $15 heartworm tests, available at our vaccine clinics, or during your pet’s spay/neuter surgery. Call (828)464-8878 or (828)466-7171 today to schedule.