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My 2 rescue dogs have heartworms?

i have contacted several vets and most do a SERIES of injections costing upward $700-800. one charges $300 for a SINGLE injection cure. In trying to save some money i was wondering if both kinds of treatment are effective or if one is better than the other

Asked By: patricks407 - 9/15/2009
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It has been said that the treatment of heartworm infection is somewhat of an art. There are several strategies that can be used depending on the dog's medical condition including the option of not treating at all. The important concept to realize is that harsh arsenic-based drugs are necessary to kill adult heartworms... More
Answered By: katies0728 - 9/15/2009
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The treatment is hugely expensive,very dangerous & doesn't always work.........one injection will NOT do it!
Answered By: Been there,done that - 9/15/2009
 
im not sure how to awnser your question but im sorry to hear they have heart worms and that is super expensive for a shot! wow. but when your pets are part of the family and love them, its worth it.
Answered By: Mindy R - 9/15/2009
 
I have never heard of a single injection cure, I would be wary of that option.
Answered By: lynchic - 9/15/2009
 
First off, I am sorry to hear that your dogs have heartworm. It is very costly and dangerous to treat. I would take them both to your regular vet for an exam and consultation with your veterinarian to discuss treatment options and risk. I know you said your dogs are rescue, and I am not sure of the circumstances, but I... More
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Answered By: mamakittehmeow - 9/15/2009
 
First,which injections are we speaking of?Have the dogs actually seen... More
Answered By: Jan - 9/15/2009
 
Depending on how bad the infection is, I would consult another vet. A friend of mine found a beagle that had been abandoned in the woods. He had heartworms but not a bad infection. They put him on the preventive meds (heartguard) and tried to see if that would kill them. I've always heard that was bad but a year... More
Answered By: thornezoo - 9/15/2009
 
A friend of mine that does rescue gets her heartworm positive dogs treated at the Humane Society clinic for very little compared to what vets charge. You might also check with your local SPCA to see if they have a clinic that could help.
Answered By: Maltese Mom - 9/15/2009
 
How long ago did you recue them... More
Answered By: ♥PoodlePuff♥ bybrs kill dogs - 9/15/2009
 
My dog is a rescue dog and had to go through this. It took about three months worth of treatments. She got sick from it and had to stay inside to stay in a climate-controlled place. But she has been heartworm-free for over a year now and she is my sweetest friend. If you love your dogs, you will find a way to do it... More
Answered By: rocksister - 9/15/2009
 
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