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Old 12-23-2008, 07:42 PM
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Lucy has heartworms..

Today we found out that my dog Lucy has heartworms. She is our shelter pet that we got less than a year ago. I have given her her Interceptor every month so this just seems stupid! The good news is that she has been showing no signs of a heavy infection. She is still extremely active and doesn't get exhausted, and she definitely isn't losing weight - she is actually a big on the pudgy side and we have been trying to help her lose weight! I just am so upset that something like this could happen when I have been so careful to protect both of my pups. Has anybody here ever had dogs with heartworms? We are calling the vet tomorrow to talk about treatments and hopefully they make for an easy recovery for little Lucy. I just can't believe that this happened and I am so upset.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:03 PM
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im so sorry, i dont know what id do without my doberman, shes getting old so i hope she lives a long life. i hope your dog makes it out just fine
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:07 PM
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I'm so sad to hear this. Heartworms scare me, it's huge here. I hope your doggie will be healthy.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:09 PM
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Years ago as a family pet we had a dog with heartworms, at that time there wasn't much they could do. Now they put them through a regimen that is kind of like chemo. Depending on how advanced it is they have amazing results. Our neighbors Lab had them but it wasn't advanced he's fine. I hope your sweetie is ok too.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:57 PM
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I hope everything turns out ok for you and ur baby!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 PM
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She was probably already infected when you adopted her. Heartworms are not detectable in the blood panel until they sexually mature, which is about 6 months after infecting the dog. So even though she may have tested negative when you adopted her, she still could have been infected. If the disease is caught early treatment is usually successful. It just depends if she has a heartworm infection or heartworm disease. If she is only infected then the worms have not gotten into the heart yet. The vet will probably give her Immiticide shots. The injections is quite painful so expect her to be sore. Her activity will have to be very limited while he is being treated. Your vet will probably recommend that she remain strictly confined for about a month. If you want more info on the treatment, let me know.
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aww =(( Big hugs and hopes for a speedy recovery for Lucy!
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She was probably already infected when you adopted her.
That's what my dad said. Poor baby, she seems just fine she hasn't been acting oddly or eating less so I'm hoping it's just an infection. All they said in the phonecall was that she had heartworms. Lucy is not even two years old so that's probably true.
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aww mikayla i'm so sorry, that's sad to hear. i hope she gets better and hopefully its just an infection! it's so sad caring for a sick dog, i hate watching them suffer
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So sorry about this! I hope she's ok. It makes my heart ache when any of my furbabies hurts, so I can only imagine what you're going through. :-(

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I have no advice, but I just wanted to wish you good luck at the vet. I hope for a speedy recovery.
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I've had several dogs with heartworms. When i got my pug she had them and went through treatments and is now fine. I've lost a couple of dogs to heartworms and they were on heartworm prevention all their lives. The Louisiana climate is horrible for dogs and heartworms. There are now a few new heartworm drugs out that help fight adult heartworms instead of just killing the little baby ones. I would suggest even after your dog has the treatments to ask the vet for this kind of medication just to be on the safe side.
** The dog i got from the shelter this summer was going to be put down because she had heartworms so bad w/ a blood infection. She's gone through treatments and she is doing just fine now. Make sure your dog gets plenty of rest and I'd keep her inside for a few months after the treatments.
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All the best to you and Lucy.
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That's what my dad said. Poor baby, she seems just fine she hasn't been acting oddly or eating less so I'm hoping it's just an infection. All they said in the phonecall was that she had heartworms. Lucy is not even two years old so that's probably true.
That sounds promising. Normally, once they start showing symptoms that means the disease is pretty advanced. I'm hoping it's not that serious yet. Good luck with her treatment. I hope she makes a full recovery. Keep me posted.
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