Heartworm Testing

Protect your beloved pet with routine annual heartworm testing.

You may be wondering how to effectively prevent the risks associated with heartworms and provide a healthy and active life for your pet. Regular screening for heartworms is a crucial step in preserving your animal's well-being, and our dedicated team is here to answer all your questions, provide advice tailored to your situation, and ensure comprehensive care. With our advanced screening methods and personalized approach, we ensure that your companion's health remains our top priority.

Why should I have my pet screened for heartworms?

Screening for heartworms is essential for your animal's long-term health. Even if you don't live in an area considered endemic, prevention remains crucial as mosquitoes, the disease vectors, can travel. Heartworms can cause severe and potentially fatal problems in infected animals. Regular screening allows for the early detection of any infestation, enabling prompt and more effective intervention.

How often is screening recommended?

The frequency of heartworm screening depends on various factors, including the geographical region, your pet's lifestyle, and specific recommendations from our veterinary team. Generally, annual screening is often recommended, but in high-risk areas, more frequent tests may be necessary. If your pet is on regular preventive medication, annual screening is usually sufficient. However, the best frequency will be determined during a consultation with our team, who will assess your companion's specific needs for effective prevention.

What happens if my pet tests positive?

If the heartworm screening result is positive, don't worry – we are here to guide you through each step. Our experienced veterinary team will create a personalized treatment plan for your pet based on its overall health, medical history, and the severity of the infestation. Treatment options may include specific medications to eliminate heartworms, along with preventive measures to avoid future infestations.

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