Heartworm Testing & Prevention
What are Heartworms?
Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.
We are able to test your pets in our clinic laboratory with just a small amount of blood and have results of the test in a matter of a few minutes.
The incidence of heartworm disease in Texas and is increasing every year. In fact, Amarillo, Texas was identified as having the third highest total of positive heartworm cases in a recent study. The only way to protect your dog from this fatal disease is to test your pet and start monthly prevention, such as Heartgard Plus.