Heartworm treatment

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Heartworm treatment

Postby ski » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:06 pm

We just adopted a gentle male chow. He was found on the streets. Our most pressing issue is he is heartworm positive. The rescue had him on pill therapy but our vet has recommended treatment by injection. I am so worried about him. I hear the treatment is harsh with side effects. She is recommending three treatments over months.
Has anyone had experience with heartworm?

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Re: Heartworm treatment

Postby Cam Atis » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:38 am

The treatment is NOT harsh and IT has no side effects at all. I recommend you listen to the veterinarian. This kind of treatment can be as long as 6 months. Then you maintain oral tablets every month from thence

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Re: Heartworm treatment

Postby rmb » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:22 am

OMG! How can you say the treatment is not harsh? Arsenic is injected in their back to kill the worms in their hearts. Heartworm treatment is very hard and very painful but, must be done.
How is he doing?

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Re: Heartworm treatment

Postby ski » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:39 pm

Sargeant completed his heartworm treatment a few weeks ago. I was so concerned about the effects but I trust my vet and wanted the best for Sarge. He is doing great. With the exception of being a little groggy after the treatment, he had no ill effects. Before the treatment he was panting, which was a major concern. After the treatment, the panting has stopped. Looking forward to many years ahead with the "Sargeant"!


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