Although heartworm disease is more prominent in other parts of the country, Arizona still sees a fair amount of cases. Family Pet Hospital sees 1-2 cases per year, which may seem low, however treatment can be harsh and sometimes fatal, expensive and difficult on the pet. Using Heartgard once a month is a simple and cost effective way to protect your pets and avoid future heartache. Candy is our featured pet of the week. Upon adoption she tested positive for heartworm disease. Fortunately for Candy, it was a low positive and we caught it quickly so 3 months of heartgard cured her. This is very uncommon and Candy is a very lucky girl, we are so glad she had a happy ending. Remember heartworm disease is closer than you might think, monthly preventatives could save a life.