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Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home

Pre-paid test at home kit for Heartworm, Ehrlichia, or Lyme DiseaseSimply collect a small blood sample in the vial (recommended during a nail trim), place in the pre-paid envelope, and mail to the testing labTest is performed within 24 hours with the results sent to you via e-mail, fax, or mail
Average Customer Rating:
3.2 / 5
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3 out of 5(60%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
Review 1 for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect!

PostedDecember 3, 2012
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from Arizona
I had a dog who is TERRIFIED to go to the vet - and being out in the middle of no where it's hard to get someone to come do a house visit. This was perfect for us! I just followed the instructions and clipped just a little bit into the quick. Got the results in about 3 days. Very happy!
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
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Review 2 for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
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4 / 5
4 / 5

heartworm test offer

PostedMay 12, 2011
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from Oakley
Cutting a pets nails is never a fun experience and pets seem to dislike it instinctively. As an ex-groomer I can assure you that I know. However, the offer of a free test for heart worm, and being able to purchase the medications over the internet at a reduction in cost is an awesome offer. It could save your pets life, prolong it or improve it. No one likes to hurt their pet, but if you can't afford a trip to the vet, especially for multiple pets, this offer may be for you.
You DO NOT have to cut the nail to extreme. Just barely cut the nail where you can see the vein through the nail and you should be fine. Cut up to the vein but not on the vein, or quick, and it actually should be ready to bleed at that time, or even let a little blood flow. If the nails are black and you can not see a vein, then cut a little at a time, and you don't have to cut straight across, you can cut a little all around the tip ( my vet taught me this technique) so that the tip is now a thin point, and from there cut tiny amounts until you see the beginning of blood. Have nail gel on hand to stop bleeding, or even super glue if you don't have gel and quickly administer after you collect enough blood. Only a very small amount is necessary. Make sure you hold your pet on a towel until the bleeding is stopped (with some sort of blood stopping item applied). You can also put your animal in a crate to confine the pet until the blood stops-you want pet to be as calm as possible and sometimes putting the pet in a crate can offer that "protected feeling" for your pet. Keeping the pet calm will allow bleeding to stop more quickly as a rapid heart beat associated with the stress of the procedure will only pump your pets heart more quickly. You can also hold the paw applying a little bit of pressure to the tip of the nail if the pet will let you.
Going to the vet is the best venture of course, and we all have good intentions at the time of adoptions. However, our finances can change quickly in this age and not caring for your pet is much worse than learning to do what you can to keep your pets health in tact, and certainly, giving the pet away due to finances as is sometimes suggested, is a stressful plan for the pet and the family.
Asking your vet to collect blood through a vein in a leg is just as stressful to a pet. The area around the injection site has to be shaved, the injection is not fun, and often the pet is held firmly by an assistant which causes the pet to feel helpless and very frightened. If one learns to confidently use the technique of acquiring blood from a nail, then your pet has much less trauma then going in the car to the vet and going through the process of having his leg injected with a needle and then having the blood drawn.
I would recommend this to a friend!
-16points
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Review 3 for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Purchase Ever

PostedMay 4, 2010
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from Michigan
I am writting to express my gratitude. I have 26 dogs that I care for but was not able to afford the heartworm test for all of them. I purchased the @home test kit and was able to collect a small sample of blood and mail the vial in to your lab. I found out that 3 of my dogs had heartworm. I talked with my veterinarian as you suggested and he agreed to treat all 3 for less than half if I did them all at the same time.
The test was a huge saving and a huge convenience.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
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1 / 5
1 / 5

What a terrible idea!!!

PostedDecember 29, 2009
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Last time I quicked my dog's toe nail it took me 3 months for her to let me touch her feet again. The vet takes the blood from her leg for a reason. It doesn't hurt that much and the bleeding stops after a few seconds. And what do you do if the test is positive? This just seems like the worst idea EVER!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+30points
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Review 5 for Perfect Pet Products Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Test at Home
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Too painful

PostedDecember 22, 2009
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My dog now hates me and is hiding under the bed. Plus I can't stop the toenail bleeding and have spots all over my bedspread. I will NEVER quick my dog again....a groomer did it once and I never went back....what possessed me to do it to my dog...aggghghgh.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+17points
25of 33voted this as helpful.