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Experience:  Veterinarian at North Shore Animal Hospital
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My 1 year old shelter dog has heartworm, One vet says slow

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JA: Hello. How can we be of help?
Customer: My 1 year old shelter dog has heartworm
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?
Customer: One vet says slow kill with interceptor. Another vet says slow kill w heartgue***@******.***. which is better?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Healthy otherwise
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 10 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Evans, are you available to chat?

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 10 months ago.

I've seen so many of these poor little ones. Is your dog clinical?

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 10 months ago.

Coughing is the most common sign. If this is the case slow kill may be "safer'', however, heartworm kills 100% of animals if left untreated. Due to the urgency, I and the majority of my colleagues recommend the treatment using immidicide (melarsamine) which is a series of injections to get the worms taken care of ASAP.

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 10 months ago.

It should also be noted that Immidicide, the injection drug, has been on back order several times recently so many veterinarians that dont have access to it may offer the best the can do - meaning the slow kill...

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 10 months ago.

I'm here if you need me! If I answered your question please leave me a rating!!

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 9 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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