Heartworms are a parasite that is transmitted to dogs and cats through infected mosquitoes. They are found in all 50 states, but are most prevalent in the southern United States. If your pet has heartworms, then treatment is best when received early on in the infection. Randall Veterinary Hospital carries heartworm testing kits that only require a small amount of blood for testing. Testing is immediate and is very sensitive to the presence of these parasites.
The best treatment for heartworms is preventative medicine. Randall Veterinary Hospital carries several forms of heartworm preventatives including injectable, oral and topical varieties. If your pet is not currently on heartworm preventatives, please schedule an appointment with Randall Veterinary Hospital for testing and treatment options.