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Heartworm clinics enable pet owners to get their dogs tested for heartworm, which can be fatal if untreated. This important service for dogs is $20. All heartworm clinics require you to make an appointment. If your dog is not current on rabies, they can also receive that vaccination for $15. Pre-payment is required and is non-refundable. Personal checks and Care Credit are not accepted.
Heartworm test only.
The veterinarian will discuss the test results during your appointment. If your dog tests positive, it is highly recommended you schedule a medical consult exam to discuss further diagnostics, treatments and medications.
If you purchase heartworm preventative you will receive a mail-in rebate. The more you purchase, the better the rebate will be.
Please bring your current rabies vaccination certificates with you to your appointment. If your pet is not up-to-date on rabies, you will receive the vaccination for $15.
We apologize but Fox Clinic cannot schedule appointments for aggressive dogs.
Important information about heartworm:
One of the most common diseases carried by insects is Heartworm Disease, a serious and potentially fatal illness that is transmitted to dogs through mosquito bites. There are at least 30 different species of mosquitoes that can carry and transmit this disease. The most obvious symptoms are a soft, dry chronic cough, shortness of breath, weakness, nervousness, weight loss, listlessness, rough hair coat and loss of stamina.
The parasites are detectable (at maturity, which is about 6 months after entering the patient) through the administration of a commonly used antigen blood test. This is typically performed at your annual veterinary appointment.
The American Heartworm Society recommends annual testing for several important reasons:
If your pet tests positive for heartworm, treatment is absolutely necessary or the outcome may be fatal. Once treatment has concluded, it is important to begin a regimen of heartworm preventative treatment so that your dog does not become infected again.
If your pet tests negative for heartworm, you should continue with the heartworm preventative treatment prescribed by your veterinarian in order to keep your dog healthy.