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Heartworm Diagnostics: Antigen Tests Alone Aren't Enough

How reliable are patient-side heartworm antigen tests? Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey explains.

Antigen Test Timing Following Melarsomine Treatment

Antigen Test Timing Following Melarsomine Treatment

How long should I wait before re-testing dogs undergoing heartworm treatment? Dr. Tom Nelson explains the timing.

When Heartworm Treatment is Interrupted

When Heartworm Treatment is Interrupted

When treating dogs for heartworm, what if there's a delay between giving doxycycline and melarsomine? Dr. Chris Duke explains.

Managing Dogs Treated with Non-AHS Protocols

Managing Dogs Treated with Non-AHS Protocols

When treating dogs for heartworm, what's the difference in efficacy between two and three injections of melarsomine? Dr. Angele Bice breaks it down.

Safe Transport of Heartworm-Positive Dogs

Safe Transport of Heartworm-Positive Dogs

How can I safely transport dogs in the midst of heartworm treatment? Dr. Brian DiGangi shares the AHS/ASV recommendations.

Heartworm Diagnostics: Antigen Tests Alone Aren’t Enough

Heartworm Diagnostics: Antigen Tests Alone Aren’t Enough

How reliable are patient-side heartworm antigen tests? Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey explains.

The States of Heartworm Incidence

The States of Heartworm Incidence

What does the latest AHS survey say about heartworm incidence? Dr. Chris Duke explains.

Hit the Reset Button on your Client Education Program

Hit the “Reset” Button on your Client Education Program

How should I educate my clients about heartworm prevention this spring? Dr. Chris Duke shares tips.

What’s the Protocol?

What’s the Protocol?

bsoMarisa Ames,DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Associate Professor
Colorado State University,
College Of Veterinary Medicine

Managing Dogs with Severe Heartworm Disease

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Managing Dogs with Severe Heartworm Disease

Fortunately, most infected dogs have no clinical signs or only mild signs of heartworm disease (HWD) and tend to undergo adulticide therapy with few major complications. The likelihood of complications associated with HWD increases with the chronicity of infection. Prognosis is dependent on stabilization, the ability to administer subsequent adulticide therapy and the ability of the family to commit to treatment of chronic conditions. Following is a brief overview of these complications, including clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. For information on drug dosages, please visit www.heartwormsociety/treating-severe-HWdisease.

Heartworm Disease Causes Lifelong Damage

Heartworm Disease Causes Lifelong Damage

Can heartworm infection cause permanent damage in dogs? The answer is yes, says Dr. Stephen Jones.

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