Heartworm Testing Service Arlington, Dallas-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.

For Dogs
Premium Package - Best choice!

Distemper/Parvo (DHLPP), Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella), Heartworm test, Bi-valent influenza (H3N8 & H3N2).

$118
Annual Package

Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv), Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella), Heartworm test.

$79
Just Shots

Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv), Rabies, Kennel cough

$67
We highly recommend the Annual package for all dogs, especially newly adopted or the cherished family pet.
For Puppies

 

Puppy #1 (6-8 weeks of age)

Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv), Heartworm Pill, Deworm

$38
Puppy #2 (9-12 weeks of age)

Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv), Bordetella, Heartworm Pill, Deworm, Lepto

$69
Puppy #3 (12 weeks-6 months of age)

Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv), Bordetella, Deworm, Rabies, Lepto

$75
The puppy package is recommended for pups 6 weeks and older. Young puppies are vaccinated 3 times. The first vaccination needs to occur as early as 6 weeks but no later than 8 weeks. Booster vaccines are then administered twice in 1 month intervals. They can receive their rabies shot when they are at least 12 weeks.
For Dogs - Individual Prices
Rabies 1 Year
$15
Distemper/Parvo (DHPPv)
$25
Kennel Cough (Bordetella)
$17
Lepto, Distemper, Parvo 5 Way
$35
Rattlesnake
$33
Lepto Vaccine
$20
Bi-Valent Flu Vaccine
$39
Canine Influenza Vaccine
$39
Testing
Heartworm Testing
$29
Other Services
Bravecto
$55
De-worming (Pyrantel)
$10
De-worming for tapeworms* (Praziquantel)
$30
Toenail Trims
$15
Microchip
$40
Proheart 12 0-25 lbs
$67
Proheart 12 26-50 lbs
$81
Proheart 12 51-100 lbs
$129
Proheart 12 101-125 lbs
$191
*Tapeworms are carried by fleas. When a dog or cat ingests a flea, the worm egg is hatched and results in a tapeworm which feeds in the animal's intestine. Small segments are frequently passed in the stool and appear like a grain of rice

Additional Penny Paws Services

Vaccinations

Heartworm Testing

Microchips

Annual Bloodwork

Teeth Cleaning

General Surgery

Feline Declaw

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 is a full service clinic at their three locations 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 iCare Financial, and 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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Friends Place

1232 W Belt Line Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

9am-4pm: 09/26/2020, 09/27/2020

99 Cent Store

2942 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78247

9am-4pm on Saturdays; 10am-5pm on Sundays.: 09/26/2020, 09/27/2020

Family Video

815 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

9am-4pm: 09/27/2020

Penny Paws Arlington/Mansfield

740 W Turner Warnell Road, Arlington, Texas, 76001

Saturday 8am-4pm; & Every Sunday 11am-4pm: 09/26/2020, 09/27/2020

Penny Paws Richland Hills

7610 Glenview Drive, Richland Hills, Texas, 76180

Saturday 8am-4pm; Every Sunday 11am-4pm: 09/26/2020, 09/27/2020

Penny Paws Fort Worth

7451 N. Beach Street, Suite 172, Fort Worth, Texas, 76137

Saturday 8am-4pm; Select Sundays 9am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Auto Zone

9541 Clifford St, Fort Worth, TX 76108

9am-4pm : 09/26/2020

Family Video

3015 Arapaho Rd, Garland, TX 75044

3pm-5pm : 09/26/2020

Taco Bell

600 U.S. 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165

9am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Advance Auto

8603 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251

10am-5pm: 09/26/2020

Family Dollar

5202 Eisenhauer Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218

1pm-5pm: 09/26/2020

Esplanade Gardens

10790 Toepperwein Rd, Converse, TX 78109

9am-11am: 09/27/2020

Family Dollar

5120 N Foster Rd, San Antonio, TX 78244

12pm-2pm: 09/27/2020

Parking Lot

2926 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, Tx 75062

9am-4pm: 09/27/2020

Advance Auto

10554 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78251

12pm-5pm : 09/27/2020

Family Dollar

8916 Perrin Beitel, San Antonio, TX 78217

3pm-5pm: 09/27/2020

Family Dollar

6415 Spring Time Dr, San Antonio TX 78249

9am-12pm: 09/26/2020

Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

2325 W. Warrior Trail Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Saturday 8am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Culebra Meat Market

14100 Nacogdoches Rd # 172, San Antonio, TX 78247

9am-11am: 09/27/2020

Lowe's

4444 N. Galloway Avenue

9am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Auto Zone

10218 Lake June Road

9am-2pm: 09/26/2020

Lowe's

1000 W Arbrook Blvd, Arlington, TX 76015

9am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Penny Paws

3724 Basswood Blvd. Fort Worth, 76137

9am-4pm: 09/27/2020

Home Depot

5280 South Hwy 360, Grand Prairie TX, 75052

9am-4pm: 09/26/2020

Office Depot

5601 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78238

10am-5pm: 09/26/2020

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