|Barked: Tue May 31, '11 6:06am PST |
|Sponge/Roxie started her heartworm treatment today. Since so many people are against providing HW preventative to their dogs I thought I would chronicle the treatment, which is FAR WORSE!
Sponge had the workups several weeks ago and she was found to be positive for Erlichia. So, she has gone the four weeks of doxicycline.
This morning she went up for the first shot of immicide. She has only been there one hour and I already got a call about her. It seems she is in extreme pain and would not settle down at all up there. As much as they wanted to watch her, it was not in her best interest to let her be that stressed so they brought her back down to me.
She has been given high doses of pain meds but is still in pain, her whole flank is twitching and she is panting like crazy.
She is a bit more settled at home than she was in the clinic, and my home is right next door to the clinic so she is still close.
Sadly, she has to get another injection tomorrow.
Anyone who thinks a monthly dose of a tiny amount of preventative is a major problem really needs to watch this poor dog suffering from this treatment, and it is only hour one into the six week treatment...
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