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by chuey_316
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: My dog needs help and the vets around here are worthless.
Replies: 2
Views: 262

My dog needs help and the vets around here are worthless.

Dogs name is Athena. She's approximately 8-10 months old. A friend gave her to me due to his allergies shortly before he died in an accident a little while back. Recently she started dropping weight, and wasn't looking good. So we got her an appointment with the local vet. By the time they seen her ...
by chuey_316
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I should add that the ivo and the doxy treatment was started by me after very extensive research because no vet around here likes to use that method. Not because of Damiens case in particular, just with all the ones I talked to, it's Immiticide, or nothing. He received a dose of benadryl prior to th...
by chuey_316
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Thanks everybody. The vet says that he has not been able to get any Immiticide and that it still has to be waited out. He has been started back on amoxicillin which I already started giving him, but the dose has been doubled. I started him at 5mg/pound, he is now at 10mg/lb. The cough had gotten bet...
by chuey_316
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I have pm'ed Misskiwi. Thanks again pblove.
by chuey_316
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Thanks pblove, I did not know that. I got to see what the gf was talking about a few minutes ago. He was coughing which turned into what I would call retching and a very small amount of blood splatter was on the wood floor. It was so small that I had to get down and look for it and wipe it up to see...
by chuey_316
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Update: Damien was started on the slow kill method, and after a day or two was back to acting normal. He has been on restricted activity. No playing, or exercise, only outside on a leash to potty, then back inside. Everything has been going good until tonight. He has developed a cough and my gf said...
by chuey_316
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Amie wrote:pbrc has financial assistance, but you have to look into it first: http://www.pbrc.net/fund/financial.html


Thank you Amie. I'll check into it when I get home from work.
by chuey_316
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

He recently started having a cough, not alot, maybe a few per day, and for the last 2 days his food and water consumption went down. He's still eating and drinking though, just not as much. His temp is also about 2 degree's higher than normal. When the vet did the test for microfilaria in the blood,...
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Sorry for all these questions, but I don't want to chance any mistakes with Damien. I found the answer to the heartgard/heartgard plus question, but I have another one. I understand that it is the ivermectin that does the work, and I see that some people, including some here use ivomec and a syringe...
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I was able to find th ingredients for the hwf. Black Seed Licorice Hawthorn Hops Sorrel Garlic Apricot Pits Grapefruit Seed Extract Flavoring Ethyl Alcohol Distilled Water I found these at the Ambertech website. http://www.ambertech.com/hwf-tm-formerly-heartworm-free.html" onclick="window.open(this....
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

My reason at 1st was that the vet told me not to give him any preventative because giving it to a dog with heart worms will send them into shock and kill them. After doing the research I see that this is not the case with the modern monthly preventatives.
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I can't find any real evidence that the hwf stuff actually works or that it is safe, so with the vets around here not wanting to help, I will be buying some Doxycycline and some Heartgard Friday when I get paid and starting him on that until the time comes that the Immiticide is available again. It'...
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I just called around and was able to talk to 1 vet's office. They said that without seeing him they couldn't really say much, but that they don't use the slow method either, and to wait it out, and hope that the Immiticide production gets rolling again. He did tell me about a product that I could tr...
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

Checked them out as well. my credit is so bad that I doubt I'll be approved, but I'm trying. I was actually looking into them for some medical needs for myself and seen that they cover animals too. If I can get it, I'll use it for Damien, and let my care wait. My problem isn't going to kill me, just...
by chuey_316
Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Damien has heartworms. :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: Damien has heartworms. :(

I'm actually looking into that right now. The vet here said that he will not use the slow method and it doesn't look like something to try at home. I want to take him elsewhere, but the visit tapped me out. I have $8.00 to my name now, and no vet around will see him without full payment at the time ...

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