04-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sassy
I want to share my story. Rosey was due for her yearly checkup, shots, etc. To my shock she tested positive for heartworms. When I say shocked, my whole body was shaking. She has been on Interceptor from the beginning and has always tested negative, until now. The vet said, maybe you forgot or she spit it out. My response to that was NO! She always takes her pill as it was a treat. She has always been given her heartworm pill, first of all the pills are not cheap, second I love my dog and I know heartworms kill. The vet has suggested treating her with Advantage Multi and Doxycycline. I am sick about the whole thing. You think you are doing the right thing, taking care of your dog, and now look, who knew, certainly not me. I had no clue that she could still get heartworms. I live in south Louisiana, and the vet claims that he has been having a lot of cases such as mine. Any info on this treatment, let me know. Thanks!
Calm down, don't worry, heartworms can be treated and can go away mediumly. Sometimes heartworm pills don't digest and cannot work in the dogs body, and they do not get the nourishment. But thats rare. I'm pretty sure its a small case of heartworms, where as if he puts your dog on a medicine, they'll go away easily and hopefully never return.
Don't be so upset, vets know NO ONE ever hurts their animals on purpose, and he's not blaming you for the case of heartworms. Listen to him and ask for a medicine for your dog to treat the worms. They might be gone in less than a week or three days. It depends how bad they are. But heartworms can't kill a dog instantly, it takes a while for them to multiply and finally devour and hurt the heart.
Just calm down, your dog will be okay and make it through. I promise. Take your vets instructions and prescriptions now!