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Testing Positive for Heartworm

HEARTWORMS! The word strikes fear in dog lovers everywhere. A dog that tests positive for heartworms may have worms up to one-foot long living in his heart, lungs, and blood vessels. That’s the bad news.

Here’s the good news. First, they are easily prevented. An annual blood test and monthly administration (given year-round) of a veterinarianprescribed heartworm preventive will keep your dog safe from heartworms. Second, dogs that tests positive for heartworms can be successfully treated and go on to live happy, healthy, and active lives. However, this treatment is costly; therefore, it is much easier to choose the simpler and cheaper prevention route. Third, these worms have absolutely nothing to do with the amount of love that a DVGRR dog will bring to you and your family.

Heartworm Positive