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Years ago, one of our Boxers had to go through the arsenic treatment. Treatments might be better now but the recovery is the same. Once you have the heart worm and it is an actual worm or worms in the heart, they have to be killed and dissolve so slowly not cause a blockage when the worm is picked up by the blood stream and removed from the system. The dog needs confinement, no excitement for six weeks. If the Heart gets to racing and the worms are dislodged before dissolving, you could very easily loose your dog.
I am not willing to take that chance or go through another treatment. Ask you vet if he gives it to his dogs or should you for the area you live in. They make much more money on the treatment than the preventative
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen