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Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Adopting a husky that is HW+
Join date : 2017-06-26
|Subject: Adopting a husky that is HW+ Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:03 am|| |
Hello. This is my very first post here and I hope I'm posting in this right section. We recently went to our local animal shelter looking to expand our family and I'll be honest I've never adopted an older stray dog before. We currently have one 7 year old cat and a 10 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix (that's everyone's best guess) Anyways when we went to the shelter looking to adopt a pupp... I saw Luca a 2 year old Husky who has had a rough life. The tips of his ears were eaten away by maggots and he has a huge scar above his left eye because of them as well. But, aside from superficial wounds that can heal easily. He he heartworm positive. We had our consultation about it and our vet explained everything thoroughly to us, I've done as much research as I could on my own as well. Even after hearing what all we have to do for him during this process, it made us even more committed to giving him a loving furever home that he deserves. I'm so sorry I'm rambling...I'm just anxious and excited to get him home so everytime I talk or text about him I explain everything. Anyways, I know that Huskies are full of energy and curiosity so if you have had a personal experience with this or known someone who has any tips or extra knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Again, I apologize if this has been posted before or if I posted it in the wrong section.
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: Adopting a husky that is HW+ Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:37 am|| |
No personal experience with heartworm positive dogs, only from reading. As I understand it, the big issue is keeping them quiet during treatment. Hopefully, he tolerates a crate. Things to chew in the crate (supervision at first - some dogs aggressive chewers and can swallow things they should not.) Puzzle toys. Hopefully others will chime in.
Good luck with the treatment.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2017-06-26
|Subject: Re: Adopting a husky that is HW+ Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:06 pm|| |
Thank y'all for the replies. Twister, I'm very sorry about the loss of your Aunts dog. I believe he will be on Melarsomine. He gets 3 injections and within 5 months he will be done and hopefully cleared up
We bought him numerous things for stimulation, mostly the Kong toys. We are looking forward to tomorrow.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: Adopting a husky that is HW+ Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:57 am|| |
You are going to keep us updated on how he handles the treatment, won't you, please.
It's odd that when I lived over in Houston - the city built on a swamp - heartworms were the bane of our doggy problems. A person *had* to keep their dog on heartworm preventive or they would contract them. Somewhere around midstate - say just west of San Antonio - where the desert begins and no-one has their dogs on much of any preventives. No mosquitoes so no heartworm; no ticks or fleas - they just don't live in this hot, dry climate - so no problems there.
|Subject: Re: Adopting a husky that is HW+ || |
Adopting a husky that is HW+
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