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    Talking Dog Behavior After Heartworm Treatment

    I recently took in a husky that was diagnosed with heartworms and mange. Regardless of his attitude after the heartworm treatment, training will be done, but I want to know some stories from other heartworm treatment survivors, and their behavior change after it is all said and done?

    Troika is in sad shape, of course, but his temperament is rather sweet and docile. He nudges his body into you for attention, and gives teeny tiny licks on your face. He disregards dogs. He acknowledges them, but kind of shrugs them off after a bit. No hackles raised, no real issues.

    This would be wonderful if he stayed this way, but a friend of mine and I believe this might change after he gets his heartworms taken care of. I absolutely want a healthy, active dog. However, I want to know if anyone has had an angel turn into a little devious pup after treatment!
    Once again, this will NOT change my decision on Troika, and I will continue to work with him. However, if he decides he wants to eat my other husky for lunch, then we MIGHT have an issue. :S

    So if anyone has any stories they want to share, please do!

    PS: After his skin and HW treatment, he will be going to training classes. :3
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    Re: Dog Behavior After Heartworm Treatment

    I have had two dogs treated for heartworms with the slow kill method in the last two years. It is very important to keep the dog calm and no exercise other than on leash for potty walk. Try to keep the dog comfortable and cool with love and attention and you should see no change in the dog other than getting well and happy. Mine are doing great and I hope yours will also...............

    Best , oldhounddog

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    Re: Dog Behavior After Heartworm Treatment

    Troika.

    I, too, would like to know people's experiences with this.

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    Re: Dog Behavior After Heartworm Treatment

    Years ago I took in a dog that turned out to be positive for heartworm. Treating her didn't change her temperament in the least.

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