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Heartworm Testing

We recommend annual heartworm testing for
your pets.

Protect Your Furry Friend from Heartworm Disease

As a responsible pet owner, you want to do everything possible to ensure your furry friend is healthy and happy. Regular heartworm testing is one of the most important ways to achieve this. Homeward Bound Veterinary Services understands the importance of preventive care and offers heartworm tests to pets of all ages.
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Why Is Heartworm Testing so Important?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition affecting dogs, cats, and other animals. It is caused by parasitic worms transmitted by mosquitos and can cause significant damage to the heart, lungs, and other organs. The good news is that heartworm disease is preventable, and early detection is the key to successful treatment.

How Do Heartworm Tests Work?

At Homeward Bound Veterinary Services, we offer in-house heartworm tests that are quick, easy, and accurate. A small blood sample is taken from your pet and tested for heartworm proteins. Results are typically available 24-48 hours, and our team will provide detailed information about your pet's heartworm status and treatment options if needed.

When Should My Pet Be Tested?

We recommend annual heartworm testing for all pets, even those on preventative medication. Testing is especially important for pets who are new to your family and pets who have missed a dose of their preventive medication.

Advanced Medical Care for Pets at

Homeward Bound Veterinary Services, Maryland

Homeward Bound Veterinary Services is committed to serving pets and pet parents in Bel Air South, Bel Air North, Fallston, Pleasant Hills, Abingdon, Aberdeen, Forest Hill, Jarretsville Emmorton, Joppatowne, and the surrounding areas in Maryland. 
We provide the best possible care for your pets, including wellness exams, vaccines, heartworm tests, fecal tests, diagnostic bloodwork, puppy and kitten exams, and diagnostics such as ultrasound, X-ray, and bloodwork. In addition to these services, we also offer surgery, dental care, allergy treatment, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery.
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