Heartworm Treatment for Dogs

Who’s it for?

Dogs that have tested positive for heartworm. Heartworm disease is a life-threatening disease caused by a parasite carried by mosquitoes.

How much does it cost?

Starting at $225

Why should I do it & what does it do?

Heartworm treatment can be confusing, so please check out our comprehensive Heartworm Treatment frequently asked questions guide for help and pricing information.

The cost of heartworm treatment depends on the size of your dog.

Size Total Price 1st Payment 2nd Payment
2-20 pounds $225 $75 $150
21-40 pounds $325 $150 $175
41-60 pounds $425 $200 $225
61-80 pounds $495 $225 $270
81-100 pounds $495 $225 $270
100+ pounds $495 $225 $270

The first payment is due on the day of your dog’s Heartworm Evaluation Exam. The second payment is due on the day of your dog’s first adulticide injection. If you are unable to afford the treatment, please let us know.

Please Note

Emancipet veterinarians are highly skilled clinicians and surgeons. However, we do want to make sure you’re well aware of any risk that applies to your pet. If your pet’s procedure is considered high risk, you will be asked to sign a form acknowledging the elevated risk. If you have any questions, please ask our clinic staff when you check your pet in for their appointment.

This service is available at the following locations:

VetED Heartworm 101

VetED Heartworm Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment price includes the following:
  • Heartworm Evaluation Exam
  • Confirmation heartworm test
  • Doxycycline tablets
  • Pre-procedure bloodwork
  • Sedation medications before each injection
  • Pain medications after each injection
  • Anti-inflammatory medications after each injection
  • 3 melarsomine injections
  • 30 day post-treatment microfilaria test
  • 9 months post-treatment heartworm testing
Heartworm preventives are available at all Emancipet clinics. Learn more here.
Heartworm tests are available at all Emancipet clinics. Learn more here.
The first step is to come in for a Heartworm Evaluation Exam. Note: This evaluation is currently available only at Emancipet’s Norwood Park (Austin) and Wayside Drive (Houston) clinics.
Yes. Heartworm disease will cause severe damage to your dog’s heart and lungs and if left untreated, will eventually lead to death. We recommend coming in as soon as possible for a Heartworm Evaluation Exam so that the veterinarian can recommend the best possible option for your dog. Emancipet follows the American Heartworm Society’s recommendations for treatment of heartworm disease, which will safely kill adult and immature heartworms.
Adult heartworms are killed through a series of injections of an adulticide medication (melarsomine). Prior to the first injection, your dog will be given a minimum of two months worth of heartworm prevention and 1 month worth of an antibiotic to kill immature heartworms. The first adulticide injection is then given to start killing the adult heartworms. The second injection is given one month later, and the third injection is given 24 hours after the second injection. This treatment protocol kills some of the worms after the first injection and allows the body to clear them. The second and third injections kill the remaining worms. By spreading out the treatment, there is less stress on your dog’s body and the treatment is less risky for your dog.

Call Us Today

We’ll help you figure out the next steps if your dog is diagnosed with heartworm disease. Give us a call to determine the best treatment schedule for you and your pet.


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