Each year we tout the importance of checking your dog for Heartworm and preventing this deadly disease through Heartworm preventatives monthly. This year at Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital we have already diagnosed two dogs with Heartworm disease so we know that the disease is present in our area. In order to do the best for our patients, we have added a new test called 4DX to our Heartworm prevention arsenal.
Our diagnostic laboratory, Idexx offers the 4DX test that not only checks for Heartworm disease, but also for three other tick borne diseases, and it can be done with the same tiny blood sample that your dog gives us for the routine Heartworm test. The four diseases that it tests for are: