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I believe that my dog has heartworms. She is coughing and
I believe that my dog has heartworms. She is coughing and otherwise seems fairly healthy. What is the best way to treat heartworms. She is a senior ***** *****/border collie mix, and I have had her fo… read more
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Rebecca
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I found a female dog who we believe to be in heat as does the
I found a female dog who we believe to be in heat as does the vet who looked at her. He thought she might have pyometra but later concluded she was just in heat. She is also hw +. He prescribed 500 mg… read more
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Hello, I have recently adopted a dog named Thumper. He was
Hello, I have recently adopted a dog named Thumper. He was being treated for heart worms when we adopted him from the shelter. He is coughing often, and most of his coughing fits will end with a gag, … read more
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Daisy is about 9 yrs. old very active happy dog. Runs on 13
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Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
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i have just rescued an 8 lb, 3 yr old female dachshund mix
i have just rescued an 8 lb, 3 yr old? female dachshund mix who is HW+. she was picked up by animal control as a stray so i have no history on her. she has heart disease that may or may not be related… read more
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