Friday, October 25, 2013

Recovering from being Heartworm Positive

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Harv endured a 2 month protocol of medications, supplements, and 2 Immiticide injections in a 24 hour period, along with almost total inactivity.  The inactivity is essential as the bloodstream must absorb all of the dead worms and anything that makes the heart beat faster can cause a dead worm clot to be thrown (like a blood clot) and can be deadly for the dog.

You saw Harv yesterday, following his injections, and here he is the day he was declared heartworm free!  What a joy to be able to romp in the yard again without being restrained by a short leash!

Harv now enjoys a happy, healthy life in his loving home, playing to his heart’s content with his two Cairn sisters.  A perfect ending for this special little boy!  
An average of six to eight times each year, Col. Potter rescues a heartworm positive Cairn, giving them the chance to overcome this dreadful condition and live a happy, healthy life.  The prescribed treatment program runs an average cost of $1,000, and is not for the faint of heart, requiring a dedicated Volunteer to be there for a three or four month duration, managing every aspect of every day for the dog undergoing treatment.

PupsEtc is pleased to offer Col. Potter a special Heartwarming Tails fundraiser to help offset the cost of our current stable of four Foster Cairns undergoing this expensive heartworm treatment.  Beginning Saturday, October 19th through Friday, November 1st, a full 20% of all proceeds taken in by PupsEtc during this two week period will be donated to Col. Potter.
NEW!  The Picaboo Square Bolster bed with Removable Center Pillow in honor of CP Picaboo, currently undergoing treatment for heartworm.

Watch Col. Potter’s Heartwarming Tails with

Heartwarming Tails
Saturday 10/19/13 - Friday 11/1/13
20% of all proceeds during this time will be donated to
Col. Potter’s Cairn Rescue Network!

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