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Took remy to another vet, she answered all questions, explained everything. I am dropping remy at the vet tomorrow morning, they are giving him the heart worm preventitive and monitoring him for the day for any reaction. She said it should have been given day one.
I know about the pet Jed’s, the rescue said their vet that treated remy would prescribe the heart guard for me, I do feel better having someone local though, for just in case.
From what I understand, the dog is retested for heartworms 4-6 after heartworm treatment. So I wait 4-6 months before giving the heartworm preventive? Can’t they just get reinfected during that time?
Yes, I’d like to continue the course of treatment that has been started, unless there is some overriding evidence that I should not. As of now, I don’t have that evidence. I have detailed info from the rescue, as well as the contact information and the documents from the administering vet, as well as having spoken to him briefly at the rescue regarding the prednisone dosage when I had a question about it.
I don’t feel that starting treatment all over again is a good option just because the current vet (with NO heartworm treatment experience) wants to do the 3 injection process instead of the 2 injection process.
Like I said, I just want the heartguard, which my vet won’t give me, but I can get it from the vet that treated Remy for heartworms, I would just rather have someone local to me, as the rescue and their vet is a couple hours from my house.
I have the paperwork from the vet that treated Remy at the rescue & his contact information. I just got off the phone with the woman at the rescue who reviewed the entire treatment process with me and said Remy has been fully treated and only needs a microfloria test in 6 months. She said his level of infestation is mild. Since he’s been with me, he has no coughing, no panting, no heavy breathing to contradict that.
This all became an issue, because I wanted a prescription for heartguard, to get remy started as soon as I could. The rescue says to start it may 5, a month after his injections. My vet on the other hand, won’t prescribe, because he believes Remy is “off treatment schedule” and said he can have a toxic reaction to the heartguard. – is this true???
They are a rescue that transport many dogs up from the south that have heartworms and those dogs are treated by the same vet that remy was treated by. My vet on the other hand, only stated he’s never treated heartworms and hasn’t gotten back to me in a week claiming to have not yet heard back from the american heartworm assoc.
I’ve been taken advantage of by a vet in the past, so yes I question everything, I don’t care how insulted they are. As far as I’m concerned, I must understand what and why whatever is being done, if I don’t agree with it, I will tell them. It is sad to say, but many are in it for he $$$.