Posts by Foster Dog

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Penny Update, October 25, 2011

Real quick update on Penny.

She started her heartworm treatment last week with the biweekly heartworm preventative coupled with the two weeks on doxycycline and two weeks off doxycycline.

And, well, no can do. She can't tolerate the doxy.She has either spells of vomiting, frantic scratching or the runs.

So as much as we'd love to do that treatment, there's just no way. She'll simply stay on the monthly preventative and the adult heartworms should be dead in two years. If immiticide ever becomes available again, we may rethink that protocol, but as Linne said, the chances of Penny actually leaving here are slim, so we'll just go the long, slow route.

When I call Friday to set up Padre's dental, I'll have Melody make a note in her file that she's allergic to doxy.