Animal Parasites

What to do if your dog has heart worms?

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2011-05-31 14:39:16
2011-05-31 14:39:16

Treatment for heartworms involves either giving the dog with a drug that kills the adult worms in the heart over a course of injections and time and then treating the immature forms that are circulating in the blood or simply treating the immature forms in the blood to prevent the dog serving as a reservoir to infect other animals and simply allowing the adults to die over time. This second method carries the risk of the worms doing significant damage to the heart in the added time that it takes them to die off naturally, thus leading to increased risk of congestive heart failure.

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