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The 4Dx Parasitic Screening Test

If you refer to our facebook page, we have a video posted of a drop of whole blood that contains microfilaria. This is one of the larval stages of heartworm. If you look very closely, you will see it moving around. This is what the mosquito picks up in its mouthparts when it bites an infected dog and then passes it to other dogs.

This is the test we run in the clinic, it is called a 4dx Parasitic Screening test. The test shows if a dog is positive for heartworm, it also checks for tick-borne disease such as Lyme disease.

Please don’t forget to have your dog tested! For prevention, call and discuss what is best for your dog with the veterinary staff at Baxter Animal Hospital.

The following are excellent resources regarding heartworm lifecycle, how it is transmitted and more.
baxtervet.ca
www.heartwormsociety.org

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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 Baxter Animal Hospital