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.

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Dog Heartworm Test

Alberta does not typically experience high heat for long periods of time, heartworm does not persist in our environment and therefore, is not a big problem here in Alberta. We focus on prevention if pets are known to travel to places where heartworm is prevalent.

What are the symptoms of heartworm in a dog?

Some symptoms of heartworm can be a mild, persistent cough, feeling tired after very little exercise, or not wanting to eat. These can also be symptoms of other diseases as well.

How do dogs get heartworm?

Heartworm is transmitted through mosquitos. Yes, those pesky little bugs that cause those itchy little bumps on you can carry the heartworm larvae that is fatal to dogs if left untreated.

What are the treatment options for heartworm?

The best treatment options for heartworm is to prevent it before it even happens. Here at Mill Creek, we provide heartworm treatments that come in a chew tablet form or a topical form. Infested animals can be treated, however, it can be a difficult and lengthy process.

Why is recovery and heartworm treatment challenging?

Treatment for heartworm is difficult because it must be treated in stages and recovery is a lengthy process.

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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, heartworm testing, 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Mill Creek Animal Hospital