Regular screening of infectious disease is an important part of your pets annual or biannual visit to Woodworth Animal Hospital. Both cats and dogs should be checked annually for intestinal parasites that can cause illness not only for your pet but your family as well. Please be sure to bring a fecal sample to all wellness visits. We also recommend that all dogs be screened annually for Lyme disease, other tick borne diseases, and heartworm disease. These diseases are very commonly found in our region of the country and can lead to severe illness for your companion. Testing and monthly preventatives can help provide that extra protection against infection.