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    DefaultJack's heartworm treatments

    Jack went yesterday for his first injection, and his 2nd injection was done today. The side effects of the shots are pain/swelling in the hip area where they are administered. Yesterday he seemed a bit tired, but otherwise pretty much the same. Tonight he is so sad and you can tell he just does not feel well. He moans when he rolls over or switches position. He will go outside to the bathroom, but doesn't want to eat his dog food - which is totally out of character for him. I fed him some boiled chicken earlier, which he did enjoy. He will eat his treats for going potty outside, but turns his nose up to his regular food. He is also drinking water well.

    He doesn't have to go back for another month - and then they will do the final injection. I cannot wait for this to be over and for him to be healthy and heartworm free! Please say prayers/send good thoughts for him. Thanks.
    Nicole & Jack (rescue @ 3 years old)

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    Poor Baby! They don't understand why they feel bad. I will be glad when he gets done with his treatment. How long is he supposed to be sick after getting the shot?
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    Poor guy, definitely sending good thoughts for Jack. Maybe you could mix some chicken in with his food to tempt him. I hope he is feeling much better very soon.
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    prayers and good thoughts here. so sorry he has to go thru this!

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    When I adopted Jobe, he was heartworm positive. He was so mellow and low key at 7, we didn't have to crate him....but he was refusing to eat just about anything. The only thing that appealed to him was Little Cesar's cheese pizza....so every other day I was buying him a whole pizza for the first 4-5 days before he'd change back to regular dog food. My dog was THE ONLY dog ever to have gained weight during heartworm treatment (which was cool because he was already so thin).

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    Saying prayers for Jack. Hope he starts feeling better soon.

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    Thanks for the well wishes.

    The Vet said he could feel this way 4 days or so. I mixed in some canned dog food w/ his regular kibble today and he ate some of that. He still loves his dog bones too. I have just finished boiling chicken for him - and he will get chicken and rice in a little while. He can't afford to lose more weight. When he was weighed Monday, he was 58.3 pounds. I'd like for him to be around 67 - and the Vet thinks that would be a good weight for him: slim, but not seeing every rib. He's very mellow too, so he doesn't have to be crated. He wants to lay down where we are.
    Nicole & Jack (rescue @ 3 years old)

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    What a sweet face. Hoping all goes well. Sending hugs to Jack.


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    Sending good thoughts for Jack. Hope he feels better soon. He is so cute.

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