Heartworm!! - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
  • 1 Post By mudpuppymama
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
Choc Diva
Chocdiva1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 33
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts

My sweetie Ava the Diva (3 yrs)has heart Worms?! I was so shocked to receive this call from the vet after our visit two days ago! I am devastated and overwhelmed with this news. I was given a website by the vet to read explaining the steps we need to take to cure this disease, ( heartwormsociety.com)
I feel so bad because she said it was caused by a lap in her dosages of heart worm meds, I believe I forgot to give it two months in a row!
We are in for a long six months of treatment just to see if the meds worked?!
I am so sad and angry that this happened!
Chocdiva1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 08:31 AM
Senior Member
Tere's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Posts: 307
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
I'm sorry this is happening to Ava! I hope her treatment is over quickly and she is cured. Is heartworm common in your area?
Tere is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
Jackie from Concrete, WA's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3,293
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 79 Times in 77 Posts
Oh I'm so sorry! Praying for Ava that all goes well.

Jackie & Willow
Jackie from Concrete, WA is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 10:05 AM
Senior Member
Molly120213's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 3,500
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 142 Times in 141 Posts
I am sorry for poor Ava and I hope the treatment clears everything up with no complications.

Diane and Molly
Molly120213 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:28 PM
Owned by a Havallon
mudpuppymama's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 553
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
I am very sorry to hear about Ava. I was wondering if your vet will be running additional tests to confirm the diagnosis as recommended by the American Heartworm Society...

“Once a dog tests positive on an antigen test, the diagnosis should be confirmed with an additional—and different—test. Because the treatment regimen for heartworm is both expensive and complex, your veterinarian will want to be absolutely sure that treatment is necessary.”
Jeanniek likes this.
mudpuppymama is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 09:16 PM
Vshort's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 31
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
So sorry to hear this. My pup just turned one and is our first dog. I will take this info as a reminder to stay on top of this so THANK YOU for posting. And keep us posted with her treatment.
Vshort is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Senior Member
Heather's's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 3,720
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 91 Times in 90 Posts
I'm very sorry to hear about Ava. My friend was visiting last week and we were just discussing this. Several years ago her golden retriever was diagnosed with a heartworm. It's been a few years so the treatment may be different now. The treatment took three months. I think she said her dog had to have an injection twice. They had to keep the dog in a confined space for three months to keep it calm and quiet. The treatment was successful. Hope Ava's treatment is over soon.

Heather, Scout, Truffles & Sparky
Heather's is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome