Was your dog treated for heartworm?
March 8, 2007 4:27pm CST
My dog was 1 when he got sick and was subsequently cured. The vets said it would take 2 years off of his life as the treatment was so harsh. He is now 14 and a breed that normally lives to be 8-10. If your dog has survived heartworm, how has it, if at all, impaced his later health?
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9 Mar 07
Well, the last dog we had we discovered heart worms at 11 & my regular vet didn't want to treat her. So I tracked down an old friend who is now a vet & she did it (yes, it cost a lot!) She lived to 16 & kidney failure finally got her. Not too bad for a yard dog who spent most of her first year as a stray.
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9 Mar 07
I think they wouldn't have treated my fella at that age. They said the treatment was so harsh that some dogs don't survive it. Well done for your dog to make it to 16. It looks like my old man is going to keep chugging on for awhile yet, too.