This is a sponsored post on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital®, however, Daily Dog Tag only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers, and this is a critical topic for everyone who has or plans to have a dog. Banfield Pet Hospital is not responsible for the content of this article. All photos by Alice G Patterson Photography except where noted.
While National Dog Day is officially declared to be in August, a lot of us celebrate our dogs every day. Loyal, loving and devoted, our canine companions are family. In addition to loving them, we do our best to keep our dogs healthy and happy.
Darla belongs to my sister, Alice G Patterson. Darla is one of Alice’s three dogs and is the baby of her family. Adorable is a term that be used to described Darla’s personality as well as her physical attributes.
Darla enjoys a comfortable life and receives a lot of attention from Alice as well as everyone she meets.
In addition to “spoiling” her dogs with comfy beds, toys and lots of interaction, Alice prioritizes their basic needs. They have regular meal times, fresh water, a big yard, exercise, and regular visits to the vet, including heartworm preventative treatment.
Sadly just ONE bite from an infected mosquito can cause heartworm disease. It is important that dogs are tested annually for heartworms.
Heartworm is potentially fatal, yet it is preventable. Banfield Pet Hospital® offers preventative care for parasites, including ProHeart6®, an injectable preventative that lasts for six months. Even in our cold New York winters, my vet recommends preventative heartworm treatment year-round.
It is my personal experience that it is easy to forget to administer it a monthly heartworm preventative on the correct date. I read that the compliance rate for oral treatments is only 50%. Simplify your life and ban heartworms with ProHeart6®.
Special Offer: You can receive one free exam and consultation at Banfield Pet Hospital® by filling out the form here. (Please note that the offer is valid for new clients only, expires 1/15/16, and additional restrictions may apply.)
Banfield Pet Hospital offers a customizable Optimum Wellness Plan® that provides recommended preventive pet care—which can help you keep your pet healthy and happy.
How do you do keep your dogs happy and healthy?
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in dog photography, senior portraits, and full-service photography needs for small businesses.
This is a sponsored post written by Daily Dog Tag on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital®.