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tiff1964 posted:
Good Morning!
Yesterday my 10-year old Collie-Shepperd mix was diagnosed with heartworms. This was a 6 month follow -up visit where he had a light positive result and was put on Trifexis for 6 months because it was such a light positive. Yesterday results were much darker posive and he will start treatment today for heartworms. The dr. said due to his age and the fact that the injection given to kill worms, it could also kill my dog. The trt is a 2 part injection and 1st injection, he will stay overnight for observation, then come home with no physical, excitable activity for 30 days then return to vet for 2nd injection and observation for 4 days and then home for 30 days with no physical excitable activity. My question is, Is there anything I can do to make this less stressful for Earl, or minimize the dangers of medications to him, and how safe is this treatment?? He is in good health otherwise and vet said his heart sounded good and strong. Please advise ASAP as it happens this a.m. Thanks for your attention and any info is appreciated.


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