Were you aware that heartworms have been diagnosed in all 50 states? Did you know that heartworms are transmitted to our pets from the bite of an infected mosquito? The temperate weather in Alabama is conducive for mosquitoes, which helps make the incidence of heartworm disease higher here than other areas of the country. All Creatures Pet Hospital can test your constant companion for heartworms right here at our clinic.
Dr. Hankes has many years of preventing, diagnosing and treating dogs for heartworm disease, and he will bring this same level of care to your furry family member. A blood test can be run while you wait to determine whether or not your dog may be suffering from heartworm disease. All Creatures Pet Hospital follows the American Heartworm Society's recommendation of annual testing and year-round administration of heartworm preventatives.
Please remember that heartworm prevention is always less expensive and more effective than treatment of heartworm disease. If you live in the Gardendale, Fultondale, and Birmingham areas of Alabama, and are unsure of the heartworm status of your dog, schedule an appointment for them today at All Creatures Pet Hospital.