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Years ago I went through a heartworm treatment with a boxer. My understanding is the treatment may not be as radical but you still need to keep the dog quiet for up to 6 weeks. The worms are killed in the heart, then decompose and are pumped out naturally. The more excited the dog gets the better chance of the dead worms being pumped out too fast and causing a clog (heart attack). Has the treatment changed so you don’t need the rest period?
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen