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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Silver has heartworms!

i just got this news today, & tho i hate to hear it, i was not surprised. he was a stray who camped out in my yard. no one claimed him.
of course i'll treat him, he is young and should come thru it all OK.
the hardest thing is going to be keeping him quiet for 6 weeks!
how in the world!? this is a very playful, active dog! he is a cross between Chow & Border Collie, the vet & i both agreee on that. so, how to slow Silver down!? i fully understand WHY he has to slow down,BUT! i may wait till my BF gets back in town to help.
also, Silver has to be regular wormed, get shots, & gain weight, so i have a bitof time, i hope!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 07:10 PM
 
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Oh poor baby. Maybe invest in a crate for him. I know that's hard to make him spend a lot of time in there but if it keeps him calm.

I hope he recovers easily, and without to much trauma.
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I hope Silver gets better soon!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 08:22 PM
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I'm sorry that Silver has to suffer because of his free start in life... but he's lucky to have someone like you to love him. I'm sure he'll come through it with your love and care.


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Linda I'm sorry! I should know this, but is heartworm cureable?

You are such a wonderful person to take him in! He is lucky to have you! Heck you are giving him a chance at life now
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Yeah Kay, it is cureable. It is risky though. The way I understand it, it could also weaken his heart.
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thanks for the clarification Chrisanne ... how sad.

In Linda's care though... he surely will have all teh love he needs
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Good luck Silver -sends hugs-


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 02:26 PM
 
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Hi Linda!!! Guess who!!!!

Poor silver. I'm sorry to hear this. I hope the treatments work.
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