Is caused by a bacteria transmitted through the bite of a tick. Anaplasmosis can present with symptoms
almost identical to those experienced with Lyme disease. Common symptoms include reoccurring lameness,
depression, lethargy, anorexia and fever.
If you get a positive on the SNAP 4DX test, a follow-up blood cell count (CBC) test should be done.
This will establish the baseline values we'll want to monitor as we treat, making it a useful tool for therapy.
Is caused by a bacteria transmitted through the bite of a tick. The most common symptom of Lyme disease in
dogs is a reoccurring lameness that may shift from leg to leg. Many of the sick dogs are depressed, lethargic,
anorexic and run fevers. When they do walk, they walk with a stiff shuffling gait and an arched back because
of the pain. When the disease is missed, the bacteria can spread to the heart (myocarditis) the kidneys
(glomerulonephritis) or, more rarely, the nervous system.
If you get a positive on the SNAP 4DX test, a follow-up test should be done, called the Lyme Quantitative
C6 Antibody test. This will establish the baseline values we'll want to monitor as we treat, making it a useful
tool for therapy and not just diagnosis.
Is caused by tick-transmitted bacteria. Classically presents as a rather non-specific multisystemic
disorder with the primary complaints being depression, lethargy, mild weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and
anorexia, with or without bleeding tendencies.
Mosquitoes transmit heartworms. These parasites live in the heart. The presence of just one heartworm
may result in permanent damage, even death, but it is 100% preventable!
Heartworm prevention requires a yearly blood test to ensure your dog is free of the disease.
Once the test is negative we will prescribe a preventive for you to administer to your dog once a month
on a regular basis