Mardi just tested positive for HW even though she was negative when tested while in rescue in Lousiana back in January. I adopted her in February and the vet put her on Revolution with the intention of retesting her in August. We live near Syracuse, NY in an area where HW is fairly common. She is now positive. She is 2.5 years, 40 pounds and while she looks like a Lab puppy she has to be either a pituitary dwarf or a mix--but no one can "see" any other breed in her. She still acts like a puppy and is very high energy so prolonged crate rest will be a trial for both of us. If anyone here has experience with treating a HW positive dog I would welcome your experiences--good and bad. Can I let her jump into the car or up onto the recliner or my bed? Cuddling will be very necessary while she is forced to be very inactive. I live in a small double wide and her crate is on wheels so I can take her with me as I move around the house. She is to enter the hospital for 2 days next Monday to begin treatment. Thanks to anyone who has info for me, including suggestions for entertainment while crated.
I wish I had info for you. I had a friend years ago who had a red doberman who had heart worms. But that was probably 20 years ago and a lot has changed since then. I'd do a search on this forum (or maybe Google) for crate games. Mostly I just wanted to say I'm so sorry this happened to your girl. Hoping for a quick recovery for her.
You should contact the rescue you got her from. I guarantee you that they have dealt with this and treated HW + dogs before.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I am so sorry to hear Mardi has HW. I don't know anything about the treatment but wanted to send healing thoughts and prayers to Mardi.
Maxx & Emma Jean
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