Gentle Healer Pet Clinic

Lets talk about tests, Baby!!!!!
Our heartworm test clinics are set for April 11 and April 25 from 10-1,
please call for an appointment. 
Starting April 1st, we will only be offering 4Dx Heartworm tests. The yearly test we've used in the past only tested for the presence of heartworm disease. The 4Dx also screens for 3 common tick-borne illnesses: Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. Since 1 in 14 dogs in Wisconsin test positive for tick-borne diseases, we feel this is a positive change for practicing better preventative medicine. These disease are often chronic or low-grade and many pets may not show clinical signs. Prevention and early detection are essential! The 4Dx test is only $10 more than the solo heartworm test.
Heartworm is carried by mosquitos.  Some signs/symptoms may include coughing, asthma-like attacks, periodic vomiting, lack of appetite, or weight loss.
Heartworm can be prevented with a simple once-a-month chewable tablet. 
Ehrlichiosis is transmitted by the brown dog tick and the lone star tick.  Some signs/symptoms of Elhrlichiosis are abnormal bleeding, fever, weight loss, trouble breathing/coughing, joint inflammation and pain, or neurological symptoms. 
Anaplasmosis is also transmitted by ticks, specifically the deer tick.  Some signs to look for are fever, lethargy, and swollen painful joints.  Vomiting, diarrhea and neurological signs may occur as well.  Some pets may develop liver and kidney damage as a result of the infection. 
Lyme disease is the most common tick-transmitted disease.  Some signs to look for are shifting leg lameness,  fever, loss of appetite, depression and nervous system complications. 
Lyme can be prevented by a yearly vaccination.  

CLINIC HOURS
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Monday & Wednesday
9:00-7:00

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00-6:00
Friday
10:00-4:00

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
If there is an emergency with your pet during a time when our clinic is closed, please call the

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center
360 Bluemound Rd Waukesha
1-866-542-3241
WWW.WVRC.COM

706 Market St
Watertown WI 53098
Phone-920-206-7779
Fax-920-206-2724

gentlehealerpetclinic@gmail.com

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