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Heartworm Testing Service Arlington, Ft. Worth, Grand Prairie & Richland Hills, TX

Penny Paws Heartworm Testing in Texas

This simple test is performed annually and is one of the most important ways you can ensure your pet’s health and happiness.

Texas is consistently in the top five states in the country when it comes to heartworm rates, according to annual surveys conducted by the American Heartworm Society. It is an ongoing battle against the parasite, which is spread through infected mosquitos, but testing and preventative treatment are the strongest weapons we have against it.

We have found that pet owners who understand the risks and realities of heartworm disease are far more likely to be vigilant in their preventative treatment.

Here are a few key facts about heartworm disease every pet parent should know:

  1. The name pretty much describes it. Heartworm is a serious progressive disease caused by parasitic worms growing in the heart, lungs and surrounding blood vessels. The worms can grow to be up to 12 inches long, they live up to 7 years, and some animals have as many as 250 worms in their system.
  2. Mosquitos are the culprit. If you live in an area with a lot of mosquitos you need to be extra careful because heartworm is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. When an infected mosquito bites your dog, it leaves infected larvae on the skin that enter the bloodstream through the bite wound. That is the only way the disease is spread. It is not contagious from one dog to another.
  3. An infected dog won’t show symptoms initially. As the worms grow, however, their impact on your pet’s heart and lungs will increase, and your dog will likely develop a persistent cough, not want to eat or exercise, be easily exhausted and lose weight. The disease can ultimately be deadly, and it causes lasting damage.
  4. Prevention is key. By getting your dog tested annually and administering a heartworm prevention medicine you are taking vital steps to ensure your dog does not contract this serious disease. The cost of treatment can easily be 10 times more expensive than the cost of prevention. Even when treatment is successful, a dog who has been infected risks enduring long-term damage to the heart and lungs.

Vigilance is important, especially in Texas as we can have a year-round mosquito season. Monthly preventative treatment along with regular testing is the best way to ensure this nasty disease doesn’t harm your pet.

Once we test your pet, we can give a 1 yeart shot to prevent heartworms. No more having to remember to give a monthly pill and running the risk of forgetting!

If you have any questions about Heartworm Prevention please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Additional Penny Paws Services

Pet Vaccinations

Heartworm Testing

Pet Microchips

Annual Bloodwork

Teeth Cleaning

General Surgery

Spay / Neuter

Ultrasound / Echocardiogram

What Our Customers are Saying

“Dr. Nelson was so sweet and patient through all of my questions. The staff here are amazing and genuinely care about the animals. Dr. Nelson and the vet tech both got on the floor with my dog to make her feel more comfortable. It was half the price of our old vet and the care was WAY better. This will definitely be the only vet we visit from now on.”

– Emily

“I absolutely love Penny Paws at Basswood Crossing! I have 3 cats and 2 dogs and have been taking them all there for about 2 years now. We usually just go to the Saturday clinics for shots, but the entire staff still remembers all of my animals each time! They’re such a great group of people and truly love animals there. I’ve lived all over the US and have never found a vet’s office that is so loving.”

– Amber

What you should know before bringing your pet to Penny Paws

Penny Paws has four full-service clinics, three of them having dog boarding facilities, and also offer affordable pet vaccinations at their mobile locations on the weekends. Be sure to follow Penny Paws on Facebook to receive updates on when the mobile vaccinations clinic will be in your neighborhood next!

You do not necessarily need an appointment for our clinics, we do accept walk-ins but if your animal is sick, it is recommended to have a scheduled appointment in order to see one of our experienced veterinarians.

Owners should also note that prices for services and surgeries vary depending on the weight and size of your pet and the extent of medical attention they may need due to their condition. Our veterinarians and staff will be sure to brief you on all costs and fees before proceeding with the treatment recommended for your animal. For payment, we accept cash, credit cards, and payment plans through Care Credit or Scratchpay. If you have any questions regarding this, our staff and receptionists can answer them at your appointment, or by phone call today.

Contact us at any of our clinic locations or mobile pet vaccination locations today for more information on our services or to book your appointment!

Find a Penny Paws mobile clinic near you!

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99 Cent Store

2942 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78247

Sunday 9am-4pm: 02/12/2023


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Penny Paws Arlington/Mansfield

740 W Turner Warnell Road, Arlington, Texas, 76001

Saturday 8am-4pm: 02/11/2023


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Penny Paws Richland Hills

7610 Glenview Drive, Richland Hills, Texas, 76180

Saturday 8am-4pm: 02/11/2023


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Penny Paws Fort Worth

3748 Basswood Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76137

Saturday 8am-4pm: 02/11/2023


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Advance Auto

8603 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251

9am-4pm: 02/11/2023


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Esplanade Gardens

10790 Toepperwein Rd, Converse, TX 78109

9am-11am: 02/12/2023


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Lowe's

7901 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78229

9am-4pm: 02/12/2023

Family Dollar

5120 N Foster Rd, San Antonio, TX 78244

12pm-2pm: 02/12/2023


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Family Dollar

5523 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240

12pm-2pm: 02/11/2023


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Puppy Love

8021 FM 78, Converse, TX 78109

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Parking Lot

2926 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, Tx 75062

9am-1pm: 02/12/2023


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Family Dollar

8916 Perrin Beitel, San Antonio, TX 78217

3pm-5pm: 02/12/2023


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Family Dollar

6415 Spring Time Dr, San Antonio TX 78249

9am-11am: 02/11/2023


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Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

2325 W. Warrior Trail Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Saturday 8am-4pm: 02/11/2023


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Dollar General

511 Fair Ave, San Antonio, TX 78223

9am-12pm: 02/11/2023


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99 Cent Store

2942 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78247

Saturday 9am-4pm : 02/11/2023


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Family Dollar

8738 Marbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227

3pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Walmart Center

918 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228

9am-4pm: 02/12/2023


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Penny Paws Arlington/Mansfield

740 W Turner Warnell Road, Arlington, Texas, 76001

Sunday 11am-4pm: 02/12/2023


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Penny Paws Richland Hills

7610 Glenview Drive, Richland Hills, Texas, 76180

Sunday 11am-4pm: 02/12/2023


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Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

2325 W. Warrior Trail Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Sunday 9am-4pm: 02/12/2023


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City of Ferris

100 S. Main St., Ferris TX., 75125

9am-12pm: 02/11/2023


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Seguin Animal Services

225 N Saunders St, Seguin, TX 78155

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Atwoods Home & Ranch

2825 Aspen Wy, Waxahachie, TX 75165

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Animal Services-Shelter

750 River Road, San Marcos, TX 78666

9am-12pm: 02/11/2023


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Atwoods Ranch & Home

701 Alliance Parkway Hewitt,TX 76643

9am-1pm: 02/11/2023


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Atwoods Ranch & Home

4501 I-35, Waco, TX 76705

2pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Albertsons

4351 FM 2181 , Corinth, TX 76210

9am-1pm: 02/11/2023


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Tom Thumb

2645 Arapaho Rd. Garland, TX 75044

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Dirty Paws

Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX, 75208

9am-1pm: 02/12/2023

Pet Supplies Plus

791 N Hwy 77 Suite 205, Waxahachie, TX 75165

10am-4pm: 02/12/2023

Tom Thumb

1501 Pioneer Road , Mesquite ,TX 75149

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Albertsons

2828 Motley Dr, Mesquite, TX 75150

1pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Tom Thumb

2755 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76006

2pm-5pm: 02/12/2023


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Albertsons

4000 Glade Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034

2pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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Tom Thumb

2535 Firewheel Pkwy, Garland, TX 75040

2pm-5pm: 02/11/2023


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What Our Customers are Saying

“Dr. Nelson was so sweet and patient through all of my questions. The staff here are amazing and genuinely care about the animals. Dr. Nelson and the vet tech both got on the floor with my dog to make her feel more comfortable. It was half the price of our old vet and the care was WAY better. This will definitely be the only vet we visit from now on.”

– Emily

“I absolutely love Penny Paws at Basswood Crossing! I have 3 cats and 2 dogs and have been taking them all there for about 2 years now. We usually just go to the Saturday clinics for shots, but the entire staff still remembers all of my animals each time! They’re such a great group of people and truly love animals there. I’ve lived all over the US and have never found a vet’s office that is so loving.”

– Amber

Book An Appointment at a Veterinary Office Location Today!

7610 Glenview Drive
Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone: (817) 284-PAWS (7297)


7451 N Beach St, Suite 172
Ft Worth, TX 76137
Phone: (817) 522-1992


740 W Turner Warnell Rd
Arlington, TX 76001
Phone: (817) 382-9229


2325 W. Warrior Trail,
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: (682) 253-5177