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Dogs w/ heartworm.

cffchrissy
November 20th, 2004, 07:49 PM
My two dogs have heartworm, and I cannot afford the $1,000 the vet told me it would be to help them. what should I do? Just found out. no physical signs yet.

Lucky Rescue
November 20th, 2004, 09:51 PM
How old are your dogs? Have you ever given them heartworm preventative?

You need to find out how many worms there are (few or many) if there is heart/lung damage, etc.

cffchrissy
November 21st, 2004, 12:23 AM
How old are your dogs? Have you ever given them heartworm preventative?

You need to find out how many worms there are (few or many) if there is heart/lung damage, etc.


cody is 3 and a half and sidney is 2 and a half. yes they r on heartguard now

Lucky Rescue
November 21st, 2004, 09:49 AM
These are young dogs, and should be treated, but if you can't afford to have your dogs given the complete treatment, and if they are not badly affected, the baby worms (microfilaria) can be killed off and the adult worms left in place. They will die off in a few years.

cffchrissy
November 21st, 2004, 11:49 PM
Thank you for your advice. We are going to try to borrow the money, to get them taken of.