Heartworm Testing

The warm weather is coming!  Yes the snow has gone, the sun is out and the birds are singing.  It’s a wonderful time of year for everyone, including parasites!

Each and every spring those annoying pests return to Southern Ontario and cause all kinds of problems for people and animals alike.  Since pet infections can be passed on to humans, prevention is important for the whole family.  The good news is that all you have to do is call us at Clappison Animal Hospital and book your pet in for a heartworm test.  We test for heartworm every other year.  On the same visit pick up your parasite prevention medication to help prevent infection, which normally starts on June 1st.

It’s important to know what is going on inside your pet before it becomes a serious health concern.  Since the heartworm test requires a blood sample, we can use the same blood sample to test for common conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, kidney failure, and thyroid disease. Testing this way is cheaper and less stressful for your pet, so we are offering additional testing at a discounted price between now and July 31st.