Heartworm is a parasite that is spread by mosquitoes and is very prevalent in this area of southern Oregon and northern California. If acquired and left untreated, heartworm can lead to heart failure in your pet. The best way to protect your pet is with regular testing and year-round monthly heartworm preventative. In addition to preventing heartworm the medication will also protect your pet against intestinal hookworms and roundworms.

Complete Chemistries and Blood Cell Counts are simple blood tests that will give us a baseline snapshot of the components of your pet’s blood thus helping us understand how your pet’s different organs are working.  This can give us an early view of problems before your pet shows actual signs of being sick.  When diagnosed early, many of these problems can be managed through diet and other simple means before expensive care becomes necessary.

 

 
  Updated April 7, 2016
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