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I just found out my lab 4.5 yrs old has heartworms although
i just found out my lab 4.5 yrs old has heartworms although he has been on heart worm prevention. but i CANNOT afford the treatment what other options do i have?… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a 4 year old Black Lab in excellent health.. Very
I have a 4 year old Black Lab in excellent health.. Very active and shows no signs of distress. I have given him Heartguard chewable every month for his entire life, and he has always tested negative … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,493 satisfied customers
My German Shepherd tested faint positive in March.
My German Shepherd tested faint positive for HW in March. He began the recommended treatment of monthly heartguard, started Doxy for Month 2, and was scheduled today to have first dose of Immiticide. … read more
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Dr. Whitehead
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,066 satisfied customers
My dog was recently diagnosed with heartworm. He tested negative
My dog was recently diagnosed with heartworm. He tested negative back in January, we adopted him in February and did not get him on Heartguard until March. My vet told me I would have to do multiple r… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I rescued a German Shepherd approx. 1 year old. He tested positive
I rescued a German Shepherd approx. 1 year old. He tested positive for Heartworm. I don't like what I have read about the "Fast Kill" method. What other treatments are available that are safer for my … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hello, Id like an opinion on Heartworm treatment. Also,
Hello, I'd like an opinion on Heartworm treatment. Also, in the standard IDex Snap test, does the darkness or lightness of the positive result indicate a level of infection? I have been advised to use… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,770 satisfied customers
Hi, My dog, 2 yr old, was diagnosed with heartworms via
Hi, My dog, 2 yr old, was diagnosed with heartworms via antigen and microfilaria test. He is still asymptomatic. He was on doxycyclin x4 wks and is on monthly ivermectin (heartguard). After 3 months o… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
5,764 satisfied customers
What is the standard (less harsh) treatment for dogs diagnosed
What is the standard (less harsh) treatment for dogs diagnosed with heartworms? I have a rescue mixed breed small (14 pounds) male - 1 - 1 1/2 years old. I know doxycycline and heart meds can be used … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,770 satisfied customers
Have taken in a stray that has tested positive for heartworms.
Have taken in a stray that has tested positive for heartworms. Unfortunately, I can not afford the heartworm treatment. I know that meds like HeartGard (ivermectin) will NOT kill the current heartworm… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
52,595 satisfied customers
golden retriever: heartworm..I went to another vet today..injections
I have a 7 year old golden retriever who was just diagnosed with heartworm yesterday.The first vet I took him to told me to give the immiticide injection first and then the heartguard medication later… read more
vetmom4
vetmom4
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
976 satisfied customers
dog: My vet gave..Interceptor (milbemycin oxime) and 50 mg 2x per day
My vet gave my dog Interceptor (Milbemycin Oxime) and 50 mg 2x per day , starting today, for a positive diagnosis of heartworm. I gave it to him this morning. Vet said we are doing this method while o… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
52,595 satisfied customers
How risky is heartworms if a dog has already been treated once
How risky is heartworms if a dog has already been treated once and the test 4 months later is still positive?… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,665 satisfied customers
dog: My 2 yr..heartworms..preventative..I adopted her a year ago
My 2 yr old dog tested positive for Heartworms. She has been on a monthly preventative since I adopted her a year ago. She also tested negative a year ago. Her labs and xrays came back clean and she o… read more
Dr. Jenn
Dr. Jenn
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,225 satisfied customers
My dog tested positive for Heartworm. They said stage 1. I
My dog tested positive for Heartworm. They said stage 1. I have read some acticles on using higher dosage of Heartgard of 18 months to kill worms. Have you had any luck with this?… read more
Dr. Jamie
Dr. Jamie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
756 satisfied customers
GSD: rescue..just tested positive for heartworm with no microfilaria.
We have a rescue GSD about two years old who has just tested positive for heartworm with no microfilaria.She shows no symptons. Her test last Jan. was negative and was on Inceptor after that but has m… read more
Doc James
Doc James
Post-Doctoral Degree
863 satisfied customers
dog: tested negative for hearttworm at animal control
My dog tested negative for hearttworm at animal control. I started her on heartguard immediately after I adopedf her. 2 months later when I needed more heartguard, she tested positive with 3 different… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
15,168 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old male dog, Oreo, adopted from a rescue org
I have a 5 year old male dog, Oreo, adopted from a rescue org 22 months ago. He is mixed breed, weighs 20 lbs. He tested positive for heartworms just prior to the adoption and was started on ivermecti… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
12,138 satisfied customers
I HAVE A SMALL DOG (approx 40lbs) THAT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH
I HAVE A SMALL DOG (approx 40lbs) THAT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATAZOONOSIS ( high positive). I RECEIVED THE DECOGUINATE IN THE MAIL BUT, I AM NOT SURE OF THE DOSAGE. ALSO, I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT SHOUL… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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