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I went to my local animal shelter to look at an Australian
I went to my local animal shelter to look at an Australian Cattle Dog today and was told he is LOW heart worm positive. Can you tell me what exactly I would be dealing with health wise and cost wise i… read more
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We are trying to adopt a shelter dog. He is beagle Boston
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I usually give my dog his heartworm around the 8th. I just
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I rescued an astralian cattle dog at 21/2 yrs old. Had him ck out the very next day, stool was fine, blood work showed he had heartworm in his blood. (The cells). Had an exray taken to see if he had a… read more
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Dr. Gary
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I have a 7 year old boxer who has tested positive for heartworm.
I have a 7 year old boxer who has tested positive for heartworm. They would not tell me the stage, only that it is very bad. He has enlargement of his heart and also an abnormal rythm. They are concer… read more
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Picked up stray pit bull 12/22, seemed relatively healthy at the time, moist nose, ate well, not severely skinny, approx. 3 to 5yr.She seemed a little lethargic.Dosed Drontal. Noticed a small bit of b… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my dog has third stage heartworms he was coughing but he has
my dog has third stage heartworms he was coughing but he has stoped could this mean he is about to go into the fourth stage?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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If I adopt a 12 week old puppy from a shelter and start her
If I adopt a 12 week old puppy from a shelter and start her on heartworm prevention right away, will the medicine kill the maturing heartworms before they reach adult stage and get into her heart. It … read more
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I am considering adopting a year old terrier from Texas. Have been told treatment for heartworm was completed. They are not able to tell me at what "stage" the heartworm disease was at time of detecti… read more
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lab mixes: adopted..approx 1.5 yrs old..are neutered...heartworm
We have adopted 2 lab mixes, approx 1.5 yrs old. Neither are neutered. One has a light positive heartworm. According to blood work he is stage 1-2 in the disease. His chest xray is normal. Will a vet … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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We just adopted a beagle who has tested positive for heartworms
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Doctoral Degree
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my dog has heartworm the vet is telling me the only way to
my dog has heartworm the vet is telling me the only way to rid him of them is the treatment witch will cost about $400 to $600 is there another way thats not so expensive… read more
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