This is mostly mentioned as an individual service to emphisise the great importance of testing in our area. There is a very high prevalence of heartworms in our area only in part because of the river valley and mosquitos. We have a large number of loose dogs that maintain this disease in the population making it easy to contract anywhere. ALL dogs should be on heartworm preventative yearly in our area and have a test once a year to make sure there status hasn’t changed. Your doctor will be happy to go over additional information about this very important topic with you when you visit us.