Diagnostic Testing Service

Canine Zoonosis Panel (PCS003)

Specimen type

Borrelia burgdorferi

Toxoplasma gondii

Dirofilaria immitis

EDTA whole blood

Leptospira spp.: urine


  • Dogs infected with Lyme disease may show symptoms of lameness, swollen lymph nodes, joint swelling, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
  • Toxoplasmosis usually causes no signs in healthy dogs. However, in puppies, the parasites may spread throughout the body. Signs of infection include fever, diarrhea, cough, difficulty breathing, jaundice, seizures, and death.
  • Common signs of heartworm infection include coughing, exercise intolerance, failure to grow, labored breathing, a blue or purplish discoloration of the skin and gums, spitting up blood, fainting, nose bleeding, and the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.
  • Dogs affected by leptospirosis might show clinical signs that include lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, and polyuria, oliguria, or anuria. Acute kidney injury has been the most common presentation in recent years.