Spartan Now Done With Treatmend and Ready To Go Home!!!

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Spartan Now Done With Treatmend and Ready To Go Home!!!

Postby HAPBTR » Tue May 27, 2008 7:21 am

Hey All,

Our awesome boy Spartan starts his Heartworm Treatment this morning. He has his finally play with his friend Atreyu the Husky this morning and is now on his way to the Dr's Office.

Will give you updates as the day goes on. Best wishes and prayers with our boy! He needs it!!
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Postby chinsNdobermans » Tue May 27, 2008 8:18 am

Awww good luck Spartan!
I think he's just the cutest thing.

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Postby RescueAPBT » Tue May 27, 2008 8:57 am

Yaaay Spartan! I'm prayin' for ya' buddy. :thumbsup:

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Postby HAPBTR » Tue May 27, 2008 10:31 am

:peace: Spartan is at home currently. All went well with injection number one so far! :thumbsup: Quite time now :crybaby:

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Postby suzi » Tue May 27, 2008 10:37 am

Poor fella,,,,Hope all goes well.

I am unfamiliar with HW as we do not have that problem here,,,,,what are the side effects of treatment? I know some dogs "don't make it",,,,why is this? Please educate me....

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Postby HAPBTR » Tue May 27, 2008 11:03 am

suzi wrote:Poor fella,,,,Hope all goes well.

I am unfamiliar with HW as we do not have that problem here,,,,,what are the side effects of treatment? I know some dogs "don't make it",,,,why is this? Please educate me....


What is the treatment? - The treatment for heartworms is a drug called Melarsomine, or Immiticide. The Immiticide is given by injection 24 hours apart or one month apart depending on the severity of the case. After your dog receives the injections it will require strict cage rest for 4 - 6 weeks. It is important to follow this rule, it will reduce stress on the heart and lungs while the body is eliminating the worms.

Problems to watch for include but are not limited too:
pain, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site or reluctance to move due to pain at injection site
coughing
depression
lethargy
lack of appetite
fever
vomiting
excessive drooling
panting
diarrhea
coughing up blood
abnormal heart rhythms
and death.
These side effects could be a response to the drug or the dead worms, if your pet has any side effects you should call your vet immediately.

Normally Death is caused by throwing the worms out of the heart too quickly (If they get overly excited or Heart Rate goes up) and it causes a blood clot. Rare cases it can cause illness, such as phenomia (From Vommitting, or Diarrhea)

So far so good though! :thumbsup:

This site actuallt goes through each step and is pretty good if you want to check it out.
http://petcare.suite101.com/article.cfm/heartwormpositivedogs

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Postby suzi » Tue May 27, 2008 11:22 am

Awww,,,nasty stuff :sad: ,,,,Thanks for the reply/link.

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***Update***

Postby HAPBTR » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:41 am

***Update***

Spartan is now done with his Treatment, and Ready to find his forever home!!!

Wont you please adopt this handsome man?!

Mr Spar is completely Dog Friendly, Great with children. Completely Housebroken (Aside for the occasional accident during Heartworm Treatment) He is crate trained and Actually can be left loose in the home when your not there.
He will let you know if there is someone outside, and he does get extreamly attached to the dogs in the house. (He was Niala's foster brother, and misses her like mad!)
This is a perfect man, isn't that one everyones looking for lol

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Come meet Spartan!! :bowdown:

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Postby RescueAPBT » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:57 am

Awwww! :inlove: I love Spartan! So glad to hear he came through his treatment alright! I hope a PBFer adopts so I can keep seeing pictures of him! :))

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Postby bellabear » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:07 am

OMG, that is one gorgeous boy. :inlove: Aww, so sad that he misses Niala like that. Does he get attatched to humans that way too? Good luck with him and finding his forever home. I am glad he pulled through the heartworm treatments :thumbsup:

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Postby APBTmom » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:46 am

bellabear wrote:OMG, that is one gorgeous boy. :inlove: Aww, so sad that he misses Niala like that. Does he get attatched to humans that way too? Good luck with him and finding his forever home. I am glad he pulled through the heartworm treatments :thumbsup:



He does get attached to humans this way too. He's under my feet as I type this roflmao

He is feeling so much better now and is such a joy to have around. I still stand by my saying it won't hurt my feelings if he never gets adopted. But he deserves that special home where he can have all/most of the attention. He will bless someone with a ton of love :inlove:

Don't let his graying face fool you, he would also love an active home! You should see this boy with the flirt pole!

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Postby merriterrier » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:58 am

:inlove:

What a stud muffin! I'm glad his treatment went well!

Fingers crossed for a stellar home.

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Postby ilovetyson » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:23 am

awww what a Cute boy!

And Have you heard of the "Gentle" treatment? Give him Ivermectin 2x a Month... And he doesn't Risk any Health Issues really. And Can Play like normal. It just takes longer to get rid of them.

That is what we did with my last Foster that was Moderately HW Positive.

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Postby chinsNdobermans » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:54 am

So now that he's done with treatment, Mr. Spartan should come play with Lizz here in NY.
I think he's just the handsomest thing. :inlove:
Good luck!

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Postby RescueAPBT » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:26 pm

ilovetyson wrote:awww what a Cute boy!

And Have you heard of the "Gentle" treatment? Give him Ivermectin 2x a Month... And he doesn't Risk any Health Issues really. And Can Play like normal. It just takes longer to get rid of them.

That is what we did with my last Foster that was Moderately HW Positive.


Using Ivermectin will only kill microfilariae (baby worms). It will also prevent further heartworm infestation. However, they must go through heartworm treatment (using Melarsomine dihydrochloride) from a vet to kill adult heartworms. If not, you're basically just waiting for the adult heartworms to die off, which can take a couple years.


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