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My dog came up positive for heart worms. I have researched
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Hello Good Morning. Our dog Lucy is technically 4 days away from her official start date of the immiticide treatment for heart worms. The vet who performed the treatment said she can now stay out of t… read more
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I adopted a dog with heartworm and she is on the first stage
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I found my dog deceased in my yard on Friday. He was completely
I found my dog deceased in my yard on Friday. He was completely fine and normal 15 minutes before. He was an 8 year old basset hound. What could've happened? I'm just baffled and heartbroken.… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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I have a Border Collie that is about 5 yrs old and I came home
I have a Border Collie that is about 5 yrs old and I came home Friday and played with him for about fifteen minutes and went inside to eat supper. I came back out 20 min later and called for him and h… read more
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my dog a 10 year old Plott hound and consistently breathes
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My Dog has a severe case of heartworms. The Vet said the treatment
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My dog has been diagnosed with heartworms we were told it was
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Dr. Gary
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beagles: medium size..s for a small fenced in area in North Carolina
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I am adopting an 18 month old (35-40lb) Bassett Hound that
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I have 4 'rescue' dogs; 2 (about 1 year old) are about to start treatment for heartworm (both are in stage 1). They are all used to 2 long daily walks, play time, etc. I understand the importance of k… read more
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