Importance Of Heartworm Testing

Importance of Heartworm Testing

Because of the high incidence of heartworm disease in dogs, it is highly recommended that your pet's blood be checked at least once a year for these parasites. A few very good reasons to have this simple, painless test include: 

  • Heartworms live in the heart where they can cause permanent damage.
  • Untreated heartworm disease is fatal.
  • Treatment of heartworm disease is risky and expensive, but prevention is easy.
  • Annual heartworm testing gives owners piece of mind knowing that their pet is free of heartworms.
  • Infected dogs may not show signs for several years. Annual heartworm testing assures early diagnosis and treatment of a heartworm infection. 

Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic can provide your pet with the appropriate treatment for heartworms but detection is the key to early and successful treatment. We also can provide you with appropriate preventative products so that future infections can be avoided. We will be glad to talk to you about the need for yearly heartworm tests in your dog and how you can prevent this fatal disease.

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  • Tri-city has a great team of doctors and technicians that truly care about the health of your animals and understand that a pet is part of the family. We appreciate their expertise, professionalism, and that they go the extra mile to connect with our pets.
  • I've been visiting Tri-City since 2019 for my small animals - namely domestic rats - and have nothing but praise for it's doctors. They have helped me with everything from chronic illness treatments to end of life care, and have a wonderful staff with experience in small animal handling. If you're looking for a cozy, wonderful vet for your rat/guinea/other exotic pet, then this is the place.
  • This has been our family vet for 23 years. We have seen many of the different vets on staff. They all have been friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate, including the support staff. They even made a house call when our dog was too sick to make the trip. They offer grooming and have a full pharmacy.

  • Tri-City recently figured out a really difficult health issue affecting my pug. Looking for a vet that has all the answers. Stop looking. This is where you want to take your best friend.

  • This place is awesome, vet techs are professional, everyone is nice, Dr. King is incredible with animals. My dog has pretty bad anxiety and she always get down on the floor and makes them feel so comfortable. Prices are reasonable, and they offer online medical history now which is awesome.

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