Heartworm and tick borne diseases
Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm that is spread from host to host through mosquito bites. Dogs show no indication of heartworm infection during the six-month period prior to the worms' maturation, and some will show little or no sign of infection even after the worms become adults. Routine blood screening and preventative medication can save your pets life. We offer a complete array of heartworm related services.
Tick borne diseases
Tick borne diseases are on the increase in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In 2012 a veterinary diagnostic lab confirmed in Hennepin county alone 5059 cases of Lyme disease, 2881 cases of anaplasmosis and 344 cases ehrlichiosis.
Tick borne diseases can lead to inappetence, lethargy, joint pain, neurologic signs and organ failure.
Routine screening, tick control and vaccination can minimize your pet's risk.
If you have questions about heartworm or tick borne diseases give us a call.