IDEXX Preventive Care

Comprehensive parasite screening
with IDEXX Preventive Care

Complete your adult canine wellness screenings with vector-borne disease and fecal antigen testing

Screen for 9 diseases and infections carried by ticks, mosquitoes, and worms using IDEXX-exclusive tests:

IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test  +  Fecal Dx antigen testing

  • Heartworm disease
    • Dirofilaria immitis
  • Ehrlichiosis
    • Ehrlichia canis
    • Ehrlichia ewingii
  • Anaplasmosis
    • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
    • Anaplasma platys
  • Lyme disease
    • Borrelia burgdorferi

Learn about the IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test

  • Hookworm infections
  • Roundworm infections
  • Whipworm infections

Learn about Fecal Dx antigen testing

Choose how and where you run comprehensive profiles

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At IDEXX Reference Laboratories
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At IDEXX Reference Laboratories and in your practice

Screen for common parasite infections during routine wellness visits.
Every dog, every year.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) logo

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends:1

  • Fecal testing 1–4 times every year.
  • Testing for vector-borne diseases once a year.

Review AAHA guidelines

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Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends:2

  • Comprehensive annual screening for diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks.
  • Fecal screening at least twice a year for all adult dogs.
  • Fecal antigen testing combined with centrifugal fecal flotation to help diagnose hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.

Review CAPC guidelines

Test to protect

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Know the risks

Identify exposure to find out which parasites are in your area
  • Ticks and tick-borne disease move from area to area.
  • Parasites can be found wherever dogs play outside, including dog parks nationwide.3

Read the dog park fecal study

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Detect intestinal worms earlier

Find what the microscope misses with Fecal Dx antigen testing
  • Detects 2x more infections than fecal flotation4
  • Detects worms even when eggs aren't present5
  • No false negatives due to intermittent shedding

Discover More

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Be confident about vector-borne disease status

Screen for 6 vector-borne diseases with IDEXX 4Dx Plus testing
  • Delivers accurate, consistent results6
  • Provides superior sensitivity and specificity7–8
  • Trusted in practice, supported by peer-reviewed studies6–8

Learn more about this test

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Discover more with the IDEXX Preventive Care profile

  • IDEXX Chemistry with SDMA
  • IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters
  • IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test
  • Fecal Dx antigen testing

See the evidence

Help clients say “yes” to 
comprehensive parasite screening

Free brochures, articles, and a social media toolkit for your practice.

Get client compliance tools

Three ways to test and get reliable results

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Fecal Dx Profile with 4Dx Plus Screen—Canine (test code VF2)

Fecal ova and parasites, hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm antigen immunoassays, IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test


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Fecal Dx Antigen Panel (test code FDX)

Hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm antigen immunoassays


SNAP 4Dx Plus Test

Heartworm disease, ehrlichiosis (E. canis, E. ewingii), anaplasmosis (A. phagocytophilum, A. platys), Lyme disease (B. burgdorferi)


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Fecal Dx Profile (test code FDXP)

Fecal ova and parasites, hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm antigen immunoassays


SNAP 4Dx Plus Test

Heartworm disease, ehrlichiosis (E. canis, E. ewingii, ), anaplasmosis (A. phagocytophilum, A. platys), Lyme disease (B. burgdorferi)


To learn more about IDEXX Preventive Care for your practice, reach out to your Veterinary Diagnostic Consultant.


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Questions? Call 1-888-79-IDEXX.


  1. Diagnostic testing for each life stage. American Animal Hospital Association website. Accessed August 18, 2020.

  2. CAPC guidelines: controlling internal and external parasites in U.S. dogs and cats. Pets & Parasites website. Accessed August 18, 2020.

  3. Stafford K, Kollasch TM, Duncan KT, et al. Detection of gastrointestinal parasitism at recreational canine sites in the USA: the DOGPARCS study. Parasit Vectors. 2020;13(1):275. doi:10.1186/s13071-020-04147-6

  4. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA. Aggregate detection of hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.

  5. Elsemore DA, Geng J, Flynn L, Cruthers L, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for coproantigen detection of Trichuris vulpis in dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014;26(3):404–411. doi:10.1177/1040638714528500

  6. Stillman BA, Monn M, Liu J, et al. Performance of a commercially available in-clinic ELISA for detection of antibodies against Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Borrelia burgdorferi, Ehrlichia canis, and Ehrlichia ewingii and Dirofilaria immitis antigen in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014;245(1):80–86. doi:10.2460/javma.245.1.80

  7. Liu J, Drexel J, Andrews B, Eberts M, Breitschwerdt E, Chandrashekar R. Comparative evaluation of 2 in-clinic assays for vector-borne disease testing in dogs. Top Companion Anim Med. 2018;33(4):114–118. doi:10.1053/j.tcam.2018.09.003

  8. Goldstein RE, Eberts MD, Beall MJ, Thatcher B, Chandrashekar R, Alleman AR. Performance comparison of SNAP 4Dx Plus and AccuPlex4 for the detection of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2014;12(2):141–147.