Did you know that heartworms have been diagnosed in all fifty states? Heartworms are transmitted to both dogs and cats through the bite of a mosquito carrying immature worms. Once bitten, unprotected dogs and cats may have these worms mature into adults, which can lead to illness, and even death.
If you have not had your pet on a heartworm preventative or have adopted your furry friend and do not know whether they have heartworms, our compassionate doctors can test them at either of our hospitals. A blood test can be performed while you wait, to determine whether or not your pet has been infected with heartworms.
As with many conditions seen in pets at Lewis Animal Hospital, prevention is always less expensive and more effective than treatment after a disease state has begun. Our experienced veterinarians travel throughout the country to attend conferences and lectures to insure we carry only the safest and effectual products available in veterinary medicine. We have a complete pharmacy at both of our locations so you can begin to administer heartworm preventatives right away to your furry companion.