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Dog Heartworm Test

Dog Heartworm Test

Heartworms are worms that invade the heart of your dog. A dog becomes infected by being bitten by an infected mosquito.

If a dog has heartworms, what symptoms should I look for?


You may not notice any symptoms in the early stages, but once they have reached 6 months, which is maturity. You may notice coughing or fainting after exercise, so it is best to make an appointment to visit the vet.

How does a dog get heartworms?


A bite from an infected mosquito spreads heartworm disease.

What are the treatment options for heartworms?


There are different options for treatment of heartworms; this is something that would be discussed with your veterinarian to pick the best course of action.

Why is recovery for heartworm treatment so challenging?


Depending on when a heartworm infection is diagnosed there may already be severe and lasting damage to the heart, such that heart failure can be a complication. When treating heartworm infections, allergic reaction to the dying worms can occur as well as embolism within the lungs.

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Last updated: November 24, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital