Ticks, Ticks, Ticks: What You Need to Know
Ticks and 4DX Testing 2021
The weather is warming and the ticks are swarming. It’s time to get your dog on their tick preventive.
Tick Diseases and Your Dog
Ticks carry many diseases. The three most dangerous are Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia.
The 4DX Test
The 4DX test tests your dog for existing infections of these three diseases--Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichia--as well as for Heartworm infections. We recommend all dogs have a 4DX test done this year and every year to check for existing tick-based infections. In 2021, the test is required before we can prescribe Heartworm preventives.
Avoid having to come back for the 4DX test and to collect your dog's Heartgard: Call and book your test today. We can dispense both tick and heartworm medication at the same time.
All 4DX testing will be by appointment only for 2021. Appointments for 4DX testing will be available from 11-4 Monday to Friday and on Saturdays 9-5. (Note that this differs from previous years when we had walk-in policy for 4DX testing. We can't currently offer this service due to the curbside restrictions.)
To book your 4DX Testing appointment call 416-469-1121, option 4, or email us using the button below: