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Cottonwood Animal Hospital

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6360 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: (801) 278-0505
Fax: (801) 277-9369

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am7:00pm
Saturday9:00am5:00pm
SundayPet ERPet ER
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Heartworm Prevention with our Salt Lake City Veterinarians

At Cottonwood Animal Hospital, our Salt Lake City veterinarians consider your pet's health and wellness as a top priority. Our full service animal hospital is able to offer a wide range of services for pets in the following areas of town: Cottonwood Heights, Murray, Sandy, and Midvale. In addition to our preventative and wellness services, we also offer pet emergency care both during our regular hours and after hours.

One of the most common preventative services we provide in our office is that of heartworm prevention! If your pet is not currently on a heartworm prevention medication, we strongly encourage you to speak with our veterinarian for a recommendation.

happy dog being held by a veterinarian in Salt Lake City after an appointment for heartworm prevention

The Importance of Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet

Heartworm is a parasite that can have serious consequences for your pet's health, which is why it's important to take as many precautions against it as possible. Specifically, heartworm refers to a parasite that is most often transmitted through mosquito bites but can be contracted from other insect bites as well. This parasite can grow several inches long around your pet's heart and can have serious consequences on your pet's cardiovascular health. Other organs can also be affected by heartworm—and the longer your pet goes undiagnosed, the more serious the complications can become. In dogs and cats alike, heartworm can eventually prove fatal.

How Our Vet Can Help With Your Pet's Heartworm Prevention

The good news is that our vet can help you make sure your pet is protected against heartworm. We strongly recommend that all pets (including indoor cats) be placed on a heartworm prevention medication, of which there are many to choose from. Most pet owners find that they prefer a monthly oral heartworm pill that they can give to their pet directly or crush up to incorporate into their pet's food. However, our veterinarian would be happy to review other options that may better suit your pet and your lifestyle.

If your pet hasn't been tested for heartworm in the past year, we may also recommend a test to check for heartworm before we place your pet on a preventative. If your pet does test positive for heartworm, we can begin treatment right away and continue testing for it until it is completely out of your pet's system.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Vet in Cottonwood Height Today

If your pet needs to be put on a heartworm prevention medication, or if you have questions about your pet's prevention option, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Salt Lake City vet today. You can reach Cottonwood Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (801) 278-0505. We're available weekend and holiday hours to suit your needs!

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We have tried several other vets in the area and always end up going back to Cottonwood. So now we go to them first. Everyone there is so nice and so helpful. We are very happy with them and will continue to bring our loved ones to them first.

- Salt Lake City, UT

Pet Emergency Room Hours

Located at Our Office:

Day
Monday 7:00pm 8:00am
Tuesday 7:00pm 8:00am
Wednesday 7:00pm 8:00am
Thursday 7:00pm 8:00am
Friday 7:00pm 8:00am
Saturday 5:00pm 8:00am
Sunday 8:00am 8:00am

Cottonwood Animal Hospital Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am7:00pm
Saturday9:00am5:00pm
SundayPet ERPet ER

Our hospital is staffed by doctors and nurses 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
 

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Cottonwood Animal Hospital
6360 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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  • Phone: (801) 278-0505
  • Fax: (801) 277-9369
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