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    Vikki has had her 1st trip to the vet and unfortunately its not the outcome we wanted to hear, She tested positive for hookworms as well as Heartworms, Her shortness of breath and coughing was sure sign just something I wasn't aware of..... She started her hookworm medicine. and
    now we have 2 options, 1 heartgaurd for 4 mos, then4 mos of treatment with no guarantees, or option 2 no treatment at all... Vikki's weight was 44 lbs he didn't seem to think she was starved because since I have had her she will barely eat, I have ordered her Avoderm, hoping a good food with the right nutrients will help... all feedback is appreciated, right now our hearts our torn, WE ALL just cant bare the thought of getting attached and losing her too, shes so full of love & we don't want to see anything happen to her I have no experience or knowledge of heart worms...

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    Sorry about that. I would do the heartguard and the follow up treatment.I dont know other alternatives but I would think it is the best way to go. Seems strange not to do anything. You are taking a good step by changing the food. Hopefully you get more replies.
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    I would try the treatment, I mean it couldn't hurt her right? Hopefully once you rid of those hookworms she will have a better appetite for you. Keep us posted, looking forward to new pics of that beautiful girl!

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    Default Re: VIKKI~ hEARTWORM POSITIVE

    I would do the treatmeant. Like another poster said, maybe when she gets rid of those hookworms, she will eat better as well. I am very sorry about the heartworms. I wish more owners would give the preventative to their dogs! You see this a lot in Basset rescue in Florida. There are MANY dogs that come in with heartworms. Most of them respond very well to treatment though during treatment they do require special care.

    Good luck and I hope she is feeling better soon! I know her spirits have to be raised with you giving your love

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    I hope you opt for treatment. And I hope it goes well.

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