Canine Heartworm Antigen Test Only
- 15 min15 minutes
- 37.50 US dollars$37.50
- Customer's Place
In the southeast, where it never gets cold enough, long enough it's best to keep your pet on a year-round heartworm prevention. It's so easy to prevent, but even harder to treat, and heartworm disease is diagnosed in this region in many pets year-round. The American Heartworm Society recommends annual screening for all dogs over 7 months of age with both an antigen and a microfilaria test. If your pet tests positive for heartworm infection, staging and treatment will be recommended and testing repeated in 6 months. Most common signs are coughing, exercise intolerance, and in the end stages the abdomen gets enlarge due to the back up of blood flow due to right-sided heart failure. Samples are sent to an outside laboratory and results are available the following business day. Check out the American Heartworm Society link on our FAQ page for more information.
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