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animal lover

Marion, KS

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Sep 17, 2009
 
I tried for 45 minutes to get the Animal Clinic this afternoon to ask a question and no one answered the phone. It was busy when I first tried so I felt that someone what talking on the phone. Again, maybe I dialed the number wrong and maybe they are closed on Thursday. Anyway, I have an RX for my dog for heart worms. They gave me Lasix 50 mg. but I can't read the writing if it says half twice daily or half once a day. Would anyone out there know how much? I gave one half pill once yesterday, but I think I should be giving another half. Please let me know in a little while. They want to strenghten her lungs before the heart worm program. She is at second stage and I am not sure it will work. It's pricy, but worth it for my dog. Thanks ahead of time for answering.
so sad

Mount Pleasant, TX

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Sep 17, 2009
 
the vet closes at lunch on thursdays. Call back tomorrow.
ABC

Nashville, TN

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Sep 17, 2009
 
(Lasix). The dose of furosemide is 1-3mg/pound of body weight given two or three times a day. Dogs taking furosemide usually drink and urinate more frequently. While on this drug the dog should have its potassium level monitored and, if it is low, receive a potassium supplement. When furosemide is no longer sufficient, spironolactone (Spiractin, Spirotone, etc.) can be added.
ABC

Nashville, TN

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Sep 17, 2009
 
MissLady

Shreveport, LA

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Good luck. We nursed a dog through Stage IV a few years ago, and it was rough, but she was fine. It taught me never to skip heartworm medicine again though!

The hardest part was keeping her still and calm. You'll be fine.
animal lover

Rockford, IL

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Sep 18, 2009
 
MissLady wrote:
Good luck. We nursed a dog through Stage IV a few years ago, and it was rough, but she was fine. It taught me never to skip heartworm medicine again though!
The hardest part was keeping her still and calm. You'll be fine.
Thank you sooooo much for telling me this. It makes me feel so much better to know there is hope for her. I will never neglect her again with this. I thought I would have to put her down. There IS hope then...whew...along with prayer I know she will be just fine.
ABC

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Sep 18, 2009
 
hope all goes well and that i helped
MissLady

Shreveport, LA

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Sep 19, 2009
 
Let us know how it goes, OK?
doglover

Mount Pleasant, TX

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Sep 19, 2009
 
I have a golden retreiver that I got when he was a year old, at christmas time he was diagnosed with heart worms, don't know if it was because we missed a dose in october - husband was in New Orleans in hosp. for a month - or his previous owners didn't treat him - but anyway - he was treated for heart worms and has made a full recovery.. Can't even tell that he was sick. So good luck with your pooch.
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West Point, GA

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Sep 19, 2009
 
I will keep you informed...the medicine for her lungs seems to be working. she is not wheezing so much now...I think she will be fine to start the program in a couple of weeks..I will keep ya'll informed.
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Russellville, AR

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Jun 5, 2010
 
does this work
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Denver, CO

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Jun 6, 2010
 

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Yes, my dog is fine and I give her heart worms faithfully every month. I am glad that I took her to the vet and they were able to so something for her. She is doing great!!!! I advise anyone to do this. Just follow what the Vet says and do it by the book.
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Shreveport, LA

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Jun 7, 2010
 
animal lover wrote:
Yes, my dog is fine and I give her heart worms faithfully every month. I am glad that I took her to the vet and they were able to so something for her. She is doing great!!!! I advise anyone to do this. Just follow what the Vet says and do it by the book.
Thanks for the update. Great news!!
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Russellville, AR

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Sep 24, 2010
 
How and how many Vets are in Winnfield
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Pineville, LA

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Sep 25, 2010
 
She is at stage 2 heartworms? They have successfully been able to treat dogs at this stage with antibiotics. Please ask her about this alternative; it is much cheaper (about $40), but more importantly, much less dangerous for the dog.
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Mount Dora, FL

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Apr 4, 2013
 

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I have a hound mix adopted at 5 weeks old. I knew nothing about dog care except they needed shots and to be fixed. I did this but was never warned about heartworms at the low income clinic. Now he is 6 years old and has been healthy till now but he is heartworm positive. He is on diuretics for heavy fluid retention. Soon he will be on antibiotics and then onto heavy meds. I was losing hope with all the negative people but this is making me hopeful! I wish I would have been better educated but I grabbed a baby pup with a broken tail knowing he needed love.

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