Dog Heartworm Test
In areas where heartworm is prevalent, it is highly recommended to have protection and regular testing. Ask our veterinary professionals about how you can better protect your furry friend.
If a dog has heartworms, what symptoms should I look for?
Symptoms of heartworm can be chronic cough, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and high blood pressure.
How does a dog get heartworms?
Those darn mosquitos! When a carrying mosquito bites your dog, they transmit larvae which make their way into your dog’s heart and lungs.
What are the treatment options for heartworms?
At Companion Animal Hospital, we believe prevention is the best treatment. In the event that your dog is diagnosed with heartworm, our seasoned veterinary staff will be able to tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your pet.
Why is recovery for heartworm treatment so challenging?
Treatment of heartworms is a lengthy and challenging process because of where the worms reside. Heartworms live in your dog’s heart and lungs, and when adults are killed, there is a risk of blockage in those vital organs.