4DX Plus Test: Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme, & Anaplasma Screen

Mosquito & tick-borne diseases in Florida
 
You know your dog better than anyone else. That's why your role as the "watchdog" for these infections is critical. Your dog can be exposed to these infections in almost any outdoor location where ticks and mosquitoes can be found, and risk varies from region to region.  Review the infection descriptions below and watch for the most common signs associated with these diseases.  Symptoms may be hard to detect in the early stages so we recommend this parasitic disease screen at your dog's annual checkup.  Work with us to find infections early, because early intervention is important for a lifetime of good health.
 
COMBINED INFECTION RISK IN FL: Moderate - High
 
Heartworm : Mosquito Florida risk: 1 out of 72 dogs
Heartworm is a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms may include mild persistent cough, fatigue, being tired after moderate exercise, weight loss, and reduced appetite.
 
Anaplasmosis : Brown Dog Tick Deer Tick Florida risk: 1 out of 152 dogs.
Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by deer ticks and brown dog ticks. Symptoms may include lack of energy, lameness, swollen or painful joints, and loss of appetite.
 
Lyme disease : Deer Tick Florida risk: 1 out of 112 dogs.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by deer ticks. Symptoms may include lameness, reluctance to move, swollen or painful joints, lack of energy, and urinating more.
 
Ehrlichiosis : Brown Dog Tick Lone Star Tick Florida risk: 1 out of 104 dogs.
Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by brown dog ticks and lone star ticks. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, depression, lameness, swollen or painful joints, bloody nose, and pale gums.