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Heartworm Disease

Heartworms & Heartworm Disease Prevention



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What are they?

                  • Heartworms live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs, growing up to 12 inches long.
                  • Heartworm disease can lead to severe problems with the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys and may result in death.
                  • Unfortunately, there can be a lack of physical evidence until it’s too late.
                  • Heartworm treatment is painful for your dog, requires weeks of restricted rest, and is expensive – costing up to $1,000.


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                  • Mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease from an infected dog to a dog not on a heartworm preventive.
                  • Just one bite from an infected mosquito can lead to heartworms in your pet.
                  •   One million dogs are estimated to be heartworm positive in the United States each year,2 and dogs in all 50 states have been diagnosed.



How can they be prevented?

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      • Prevention of heartworm disease is less expensive, safer and easier than treatment.
  • Given each month, year-round, heartworm preventives can prevent heartworm disease.
  • HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) is the Real-Beef Chewable that dogs love,4 so it’s easy to give. Help protect your pet today.














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Hours and Location

Hours of operation:
M, W, F   - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tu, Th    - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   - Closed

We are closed on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for staff meetings.

We are located at:

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Products and Offers

Vectra 3D for Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Protection! For a healthy and happy dog, it's not enough to just kill parasites. It's important to repel them as well—so the dangerous vectors never get a chance to bite and transmit diseases.


Offer: Buy 6 doses, get 3 more mailed to you for free!

Heartgard Plus is the most recommended heartworm disease preventative for dogs, and it helps to control hookworms and roundworms too.


Offer: Buy 12 doses for a $12 rebate, buy 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard with 6 to 12 doses of Nexgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Nexgard is a chewable flea and tick preventative ideal for dogs with sensitive skin or other topical application concerns.


Offer: Buy 6 to 12 doses of NexGard with 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Seresto Collars for additional flea and tick protection up to 8 months!


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I have used this vet as far back as I can remember. The staff is extremely kind. They know their job inside and out! I highly recommend anyone seeking a vet should call and try them out for yourself. GREAT!

Everyone who works at Bristol County is so nice. You can tell they hire people who enjoy and love animals. I always appreciate the care that both my dogs receive from the vets at Bristol County. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and their assistants are wonderful. I always feel they listen to me and provide excellent feedback. Thank you to the entire staff at Bristol County!

Great care for your pets from a caring staff and top notch management! Any issues taken to management are taken seriously and quickly resolved, all in addition to skilled doctors and techs.

Dr. Richards puts my furry friend at ease. She understands Sunshine and works with her temperament instead of resorting to restraining her in a towel. It makes the visit much less stressful for both of us!

One can find only the highest level of care and professionalism at BCVH!

All of the folks at this facility have and continue to provide the best care for our much loved feline family members. I never feel rushed when I bring Katie in for her visit. Treatment plans are explained thoroughly as well as the costs. I ALWAYS feel that WE have made the best choice for our pet.

Always a pleasant experience even when my cat is costing me money. That speaks volumes about the care they provide for our furry little family member.