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  1. Prednisone for Heartworm treatment recovery

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi everyone, my recently-adopted dog just underwent heartworm treatment ("low positive" test result, 2 injections of immiticide), and was prescribed Prednisone for approximately two weeks: 7 days of 1mg/kg, 5 days of .5mg/kg, and a tapering-off period of 3 alternating days of .5mg/kg. Some...
  2. Slight Limp, But No Obvious Pain

    Dog Health Questions
    Naima is about 11 months old now. A few days ago she was doing her favorite thing--playing with her ball and running up and down the stairs, getting her ya-ya's out--while I was making dinner. When she came into the kitchen I noticed she was limping on her front paw, and holding it up a bit. At...
  3. Using HeartGard occasionally, rather than monthly

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello! I live at 6200' elevation in the Sierra mountains, an area where heartworm infection is not possible, according to my vet. He mentioned if I travel below 6000 feet, such as to visit family in the flatlands, though, there is heartworm exposure risk, and he recommended utilizing HeartGard...
  4. Considering fostering a dog BUT...

    Dog Rescue Forum
    Hello! :wave: My husband and I have recently moved to a new apartment in a new city. For the past two months, we have been regular volunteers at the local shelter where we met (and are quite taken with) a sweet terrier mix dog who is in serious need of an ear hematoma surgery (the thing won't...
  5. Treating Heartworm and ticks for part of the year (sorry, bit long)

    Dog Health Questions
    I'm taking my cairn terrier pup to the vets for his booster vacs tomorrow and want to discuss Heartworm treatment, however my vet's approach in the past has been for me to make the decisions about what treatments are used (I know but she's the best of the really poor options around). From...
  6. Topical Flea Treatment Schedule

    Dog Health Questions
    For those of you who use products like Revolution, Advantage Multi, Frontline, etc. do you treat all year round? I live in Toronto, where its currently below freezing and was told that I only need to treat June-November as fleas cannot survive these harsh temps. That doesn't seem right to me...
  7. Questions regarding flea/tick meds and heartworm meds

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have an American Eskimo pup who is 10 weeks old and so far we haven't given him any preventative meds. I was researching brands and I've pretty much decided on K9 Advantix. If I use K9 Advantix, which also repels and kills mosquitoes do I need to get heartworm meds? I live in San Francisco...
  8. New Here - Heartworm Med Question for Collie Mix

    Attention All New Members
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum. A friend suggested that I post here because I'm having trouble getting answers about heartworm meds for my Border Collie mix. We adopted her when she was 8 weeks old & we were sent home with enough Interceptor to last us until now. She's due for her next dose at...
  9. Heartworm

    Dog Health Questions
    I have five dogs all strays or shelter dogs. I live in Tennessee so I am very conscious to regularly give them Heartgard plus every month purchased solely from the vet I use. In the middle of January, 2011, one of my dogs was at the vet for his annuals. He is 7 and weighs 45lbs. At that...
  10. Help from English Bulldog owners ONLY please ....

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a 5 year old purebreed English Bulldog. When i bought him from the breeder, she told me to never give him heartworm pills. I forgot the reason she told me that, but i accepted it at the time and i have never given my bulldog heartworm pills. The vet on the other hand has been fighting me...
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