Hard to believe but three weeks have past in Tony the German Shepherd's Heartworm Treatment.
So far so good. The vet had really warned me about keeping him confined during that dangerous third week. That is when the worms are most capable of causing a dangerous embolism. Tony kept escaping from the crate and got diarrhea, so I've been locking him in a bedroom instead. With his own bed to lay on he has been pretty quiet, in fact I would say he is far more relaxed than he was in the crate. One more really bad week to go, and then on Tuesday September 2 he gets his second injection. At that point its really smooth sailing, although he will need two final weeks of confinement.
10 years ago