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Posted: 5/27/2023 9:51:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: imperfectlyperfect3]
Link Posted: 5/27/2023 10:17:52 PM EST
[#1]
Awwww...

We had to do the restricted activity bit for an 8 month old lab once. Trying to keep a lab that young from exerting herself over the required time period was quite the challenge.
Link Posted: 5/28/2023 11:10:15 AM EST
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Link Posted: 5/28/2023 1:11:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: trails-end] [#3]
You can eliminate heartworms for less than half that using the slow kill method with Doxycycline and Ivermectin.  The lab in my avatar had them when she first showed up in 2018.  The vet quoted $900.  I spend maybe $400 on the meds and did it myself.

With the slow kill method you don't have to keep the dog inactive.  That was important with a 75# year old lab.
Link Posted: 5/28/2023 3:49:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: imperfectlyperfect3] [#4]
Link Posted: 5/29/2023 6:16:02 AM EST
[#5]
@imperfectlyperfect3

There is an article titled a combination of doxycycline and ivermectin is adulticidal in dogs with naturally acquired heartworm disease that I have in PDF, but I can't find the full article again online.  

I can email it to you or upload it to dropbox and give you a link if you PM your preference.

The article outline the study done on several infected dogs and gives the dosages and directions for administration.

Fish meds.

https://fishmoxfishflex.com/collections/fish-antibiotic-fish-doxy-doxycycline

Sheep drench ivermectin.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/durvet-ivermectin-sheep-drench-240-ml?cm_vc=-10005
Link Posted: 5/29/2023 7:31:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By trails-end:
You can eliminate heartworms for less than half that using the slow kill method with Doxycycline and Ivermectin.  The lab in my avatar had them when she first showed up in 2018.  The vet quoted $900.  I spend maybe $400 on the meds and did it myself.

With the slow kill method you don't have to keep the dog inactive.  That was important with a 75# year old lab.
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Exercise restriction is required for the slow kill method. Your dog got very lucky.

https://www.heartwormsociety.org/veterinary-resources/veterinary-education/ahs-board-speaks-out/507-the-ahs-protocol-vs-slow-kill

Went through this with a rescue. It was no fun. But the reason for the exercise restriction is that no matter how they are killed, the dead heart worms are in the blood. As they break down, you get little fragments of dead heart worm floating about.  Higher blood flow -> more and bigger bits.

These bits of heart worm corpses can cause blockages in blood vessels, leading to all manner of issues.

There is a reason vets don’t use slow kill as the preferred regime - and it is for the welfare of the infected dog.
Link Posted: 5/29/2023 7:36:58 AM EST
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Tagged.

I'll donate for biscuit. Need to get home first.
Link Posted: 5/29/2023 7:48:21 AM EST
[#8]
Donated :)
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 11:27:50 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/17/2023 7:40:48 AM EST
[#10]
Hope Biscuit is back to normal
Link Posted: 6/19/2023 11:27:11 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/23/2023 9:24:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/26/2023 8:32:25 PM EST
[#13]
OK, when I send the fund for the pups with parvo I'll add some for Biscuit.
Link Posted: 6/26/2023 9:33:24 PM EST
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I just lost my American Bulldog to cancer so I'll donate to help the pup out.
Link Posted: 6/27/2023 6:09:24 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/27/2023 1:35:17 PM EST
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Donated on behalf of Max.
Link Posted: 6/29/2023 12:30:14 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/9/2023 9:45:17 PM EST
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