Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all fifty states, but is especially prevalent in the southeast portion of the United States. Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital can determine whether your dog has heartworm disease in the Grifton, North Carolina area, and can also offer your furry friend the best in heartworm preventative medicine.
Heartworms are transmitted when an infected mosquito bites a dog or a cat, and immature heartworms migrate into the body of the animal. These immature larvae develop into mature heartworms which can cause permanent damage and even death in both canines, as well as felines. Appropriately named, the heartworms often grow into adulthood in the hearts of our pets. When significant amounts of them are present in the heart, blockage and damage can often occur, which causes harm and can even kill our faithful friends.
At Faithful Friends, our caring doctor Ivy Heath can help determine whether or not your dog may have heartworm disease by conducting a blood test. Dr. Heath can often diagnose heartworm disease while you wait with your pet. If your furry friend is heartworm positive, treatment options will be discussed with you. Heartworm negative pets should be prescribed a monthly heartworm preventative product, which can conveniently be purchased at Faithful Friends.
Please remember that heartworm prevention is always less expensive and more effective that having to treat heartworm disease in your pet. Dr. Ivy Heath and her compassionate staff can work with you to determine whether your pet may benefit most from an oral, topical or injectable heartworm preventative. Dr. Heath and her staff have protected hundreds of loving pets in the Grifton area, and they will be this same level of expertise to your pet. Please call (252) 524-3384 to schedule a heartworm test for your furry family member today.
Other Services We Offer
Pets receiving regular care for their teeth by a veterinarian and at home can increase their life expectancy by as much as 25%.
Scratching that causes wounds or hair loss may be a result of an allergic condition. Let our caring staff diagnose & provide relief for your pet.
One of the most important diagnostic is an x-ray system. We are pleased to offer the latest in radiography with our digital x-ray unit.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a goal to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum while maintaining your pet’s quality of life.
Similar to “allergy shots” administered to people, these injections help your pet develop a tolerance against whatever has been causing the allergic reactions.
Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your animal companion.
Here at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, we have a surgical and monitoring facility that includes state-of-the-art equipment and analyzers.
Dr. Heath understands the benefits of this drug and pain-free instrument, and is pleased to offer laser therapy at Faithful Friends Animal Hospital.
We recommend a permanent form of identification known as a microchip to increase the odds of being reunited with a lost pet.
Proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of your pet’s health. One size does not fit all when it comes to a proper diet for your furry family member!
If your pet is facing a painful condition or surgery, contact us today and let us keep your pet as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a complete pharmacy at our facility for the health of your pet, as well as your convenience.
We offer rehabilitation services for pets that have experienced trauma, major surgery, or disease that may have caused pain or limited movement.
When your pet is in need of surgery ranging from spay and neuters to intricate orthopedic procedures, you can count on our caring team.