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Larkfield Veterinary Hospital

Primary Location
448 Larkfield Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-578-1228
Fax: 707-578-1749

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:006:00
Tuesday8:006:00
Wednesday8:006:00
Thursday8:006:00
Friday8:006:00
Saturday8:002:00
SundayClosedClosed
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HEARTWORM DISEASE

**ALL DOGS SHOULD BE TESTED AND ON A HEARTWORM PREVENTIVE**

Canine heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquito bites.  Once injected into the dog by the mosquito, immature heartworms migrate to the heart, enter the lungs' blood vessels, become adults, and produce babies (microfilaria) which circulate until they are picked up by a mosquito to infect another dog.  The adults that live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs can survive for years, and cause severe damage.  Untreated, they usually kill the dog.

Since treatment is costly and difficult, it is best to use a monthly prescription heartworm preventive, such Heartgard Plus.  Bi-annual heartworm testing is strongly recommended.  In this climate, heartworm protection is necessary every month throughout the dog's life.

Thankfully, testing for Heartworm is easy and only requires a small amount of blood.  Larkfield Veterinary Hospital offers the 4Dx Snap Heartworm test, which tests not only for heartworms but for the three most common tick-borne diseases as well.  Call us today (707) 578-1228, to set-up testing for your canine friend.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:006:00
Tuesday8:006:00
Wednesday8:006:00
Thursday8:006:00
Friday8:006:00
Saturday8:002:00
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. McEvoy Dr. McEvoy has been freeing people from pain since 1980 in his clinic in Santa Rosa, CA. As a Chiropractor with experience, our professionals are committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients. Read More

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  • 448 Larkfield Center Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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