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Volunteers needed to foster pups recovering from heart worm treatment

 
Alana33
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There are 5 pups at HSSTT that need heartworm treatment but before that can happen they need a temporary home that is a calm environment to recover. If you can provide this for 1 or more animals, Please contact the Humane Society, STT.

Ask for Reah - 340-643-0796

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Topic starter Posted : May 11, 2013 5:21 pm
AandA2VI
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How long is recovery time for them?

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Posted : May 13, 2013 2:09 am
robbySTX
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The small dog I adopted on STX this February has heartworm, and will be going through the treatment in a month or so.
I would be very interested (and grateful) for any first hand experience of people who have gone through this with their dog.
I have read a lot on the internet and discussed this with my vet, but just how calm do you need to keep them??
I understand about the worms breaking up and travelling thru their heart, lungs, bloodstream etc., and the possibility of throwing blood clots.
My little dog is great, but she likes to walk, and play with other dogs. My friend has a huge fenced in yard, and she loves to run!!
It will be really hard to keep her calm for 1-2 months!! What's your experience? Any suggestions??
Thank you all for your help!!

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Posted : May 13, 2013 11:43 am
divinggirl
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We did it with our small dog when we first got her years ago. The key is to not let them run around and play. We have a large fenced in yard but carried her down the stairs and walked her on a leash so she could not run around. In the house we kept her quiet but did not use a kennel. I know several people who have used kennels to restrict activity. It was hard not to play with her for a few weeks but we knew it was necessary so we did it.

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Posted : May 13, 2013 11:52 am
Alana33
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Please contact the shelter and speak with Reah for HSSTT - 340-643-0796 or 775-0599 for more information on how you can help.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2013 4:07 pm
Alana33
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bump

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Topic starter Posted : May 16, 2013 2:48 pm
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