Our veterinarians at All Pets often get the question, “Why does my dog need a heartworm test?” The heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted through mosquitoes and get’s into your pet’s bloodstream. Once there, it can clog the arteries and damage the heart. These health threats can also harm your dog’s lungs. Therefore, the heartworm test is an essential part of any checkup to ensure your dog’s overall health.
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