Heartworm Testing

Heartworms are deadly parasites that are very common in Louisiana, which infect both dogs and cats. Heartworms are transmitted when a mosquito bites an animal infected with heartworms, and then bites an uninfected animal, passing the parasite along to them. Heartworms can be treated in canines, but there is no treatment available for felines.

Dr. Harper at All Creatures follows the recommendations of the American Heartworm Society, and conducts annual heartworm testing for dogs, as well as cats. Our practice has the most accurate heartworm tests available, and our experienced staff can complete a test on your pet while you wait. A blood sample is taken for analysis under a microscope, as well as the heartworm test itself. Dr. Harper can determine your pet’s heartworm status at the conclusion of your visit.

Heartworm prevention is always less expensive and more effective than treatment, and preventative medications are available at All Creatures. If you suspect your pet may have heartworms or wish to begin your dog or cat on heartworm prevention, please call the caring staff at All Creatures Animal Care today.