(Closed) Heartworm Treatment for my Dog

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG. I’m SO sorry. Poor baby!!!

Post # 4
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Poor pup πŸ™ Does he have a really bad case of heartworms? My vet only does the Immiticide if the case is extremely extreme because it’s so harsh. Normally she treats it with heartguard to prevent new heartworms, and eventually the others die naturally.


Unless your pup is showing symptoms of heartworms (dry coughing, no interest in play, getting totally worn out and out of breath during activities), it might be worth a second opinion.


I hope your puparoo is better soon and everything goes well!

Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Aww your poor pup.  My friend had a puppy that was HW+ and she had to do this with him.  It was really really hard because he was a growing dog.  Its been about 2 years now and he has all his muscle strength back!

Post # 8
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

1st, as a Standard Poodle mom, thanks for adopting a poodle πŸ™‚

2nd, How old is your pup? Have you gone over dietary changes in diet and other things with your vet to prevent weight gain and muscle loss? I would also try and find things that are mentally challenging. (can be hard for us poodle owners!) Games, puzzles, etc… although, that might make him excited and get his heart rate up too… hmmmm 

Post # 10
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I haven’t been through it but people in my rescue have. I remember one dog in particular who had a TERRIBLE case of heartworm. He had to be confined to his crate for long periods of time to prevent him from getting overly excited and running around (he was a pitty so he was super high energy). He was not allowed to go outside for walks or anything like that. Luckily his foster parents stuck with him through it all and a few months ago he received his last treatment.

He is such a happy and outgoing dog in his new home, you would never guess what he has been through. Animals are very resilient and I don’t think you should worry too much about this affecting your dog’s progress. Ultimately it is the only way for him to get better, and when he finally does he will be free to be a dog again.

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2003

Even as a vetenarian heartworms kind of freak me out,my 3 year old Female Chocolate Lab (Hazel) was diagnosed with the microfeleriarite of a heartworm my only option was to get the costly and painful shots to get rid of them,my dog went through the same process your pup went through,the best way to handle it is to not panic comfort your dog and don’t seem nervous when your around your pup because this triggers the dog to be even more scared,painful,and uncomforatble,after about 6 weeks you should resume the same activities with your dog don’t worry the pain will ware off in about a week,but you probably shouldn’t resume your regular activities before the six weeks are up…Hope that helps you!!


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