Is it Time for a Heartworm Test?

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Your pet's annual heartworm test is an essential part of overall wellness care. According to the American Heartworm Society, "Annual testing is an integral part of ensuring that [prevention] is achieved and maintained. Should an infection be diagnosed, more timely treatment can be provided to minimize pathology..."
In addition to screening for heartworm, which comes from mosquitoes, our test also screens for a variety of tick born diseases. Lyme, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis are common in this area, and if left untreated, they can cause lamesness, limping, lethargy, and in some cases, kidney problems. If your pet has not had a heartworm combination test in the past year, call us today to schedule an appointment.