Epic fail on my part.
Last week I got my dogs vaccinated at a "Get your pet's vaccinated day" at a local Walgreens and since I saw that my dog had worms in her stool, I got her the heartworm and other de-worming medicine. I waited until Sunday to give her the heartworm medicine. Well since then her health has been gradually declining to where now she can barely make it up the stairs.
No tests were given to my dogs to find out if they had heartworms and no questions were asked.
Since then I have found (via the Internet) that if you administer heartworm medicine to a dog that already has heartworms that the large amount of worms that are in the dog's blood system die off it could create toxic shock and kill the dog. I don't blame the vet, I blame myself for not looking into this further and finding out what I should and should not do.
So I have a 2:20 appointment today to find out the next steps and to see if this is treatable.
Why am I posting here? I'm asking you (even though some of you may not believe in it) to pray for my dog. She's been a part of my life for the past 12 years and I love her very much. My kids would be devastated if she passed as would I but with the added guilt of knowing my ignorance may have caused it.
Cliffs: Pray for my dog, Nala.
Here's Nala on the right on a recent camping trip:
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