Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Dog Heartworm Testing

Heartworm is prevalent in Ontario. Spread through mosquitoes is a potentially fatal parasitic roundworm that affects the blood vessels in the lungs and the heart. Although it is more common for dogs to be a host for heartworm, it can also infect cats and wildlife living in your surrounding area.

What are the symptoms of heartworms in a dog?


In the early stages of heartworm, there are no symptoms. It is for this reason that we recommend doing annual testing. Symptoms of advanced heartworm disease may include exercise intolerance, lethargy, coughing, and difficulties breathing. Your pet could lose consciousness and may even cough up blood.

What are the treatment options for heartworm?


Ideally, your pet is taking monthly preventative during the spring and summer seasons, as it is much easier to prevent the infection from happening. If your pet is infected with heartworm, the treatment can be costly and potentially risky. The most complete and rapid removal of heartworms from the chest is accomplished by a series of powerful infections to kill the adult parasites.

If you have any questions or feel your pet may need a heartworm test, please give us a call at 613.634.7123.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Princess Animal Hospital