Pet Heartworm Testing
At Express Vet NM, we recommend getting your dog tested for Heartworm Disease annually and giving them monthly preventative for Heartworm.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body.
In addition to getting your dog their vaccines like Rabies, Distemper or DAPP, and Bordetella or Kennel Cough, and bringing in a stool sample to check for intestinal parasites, we recommend getting your dog tested for Heartworm Disease annually and giving them monthly preventative for Heartworm, Fleas, and Ticks. Our heartworm tests also detect three additional diseases that are commonly transmitted by parasites—Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Lyme Disease. Heartworm testing is important for your dog’s overall health.