Time for Heartworm Meds
February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
Every dog should be as easy to medicate as my Grace. I’ve never had to push pills down her throat or wrap them in cheese or bread. As it happens, heartworm medicine tastes good, but since I’m using the pills right now instead of the chewy stuff that’s more like a treat, the other dogs give me grief. Grace just takes the pills from my hand and eats them. Millie, my lhasa apso mix, spit hers out and I had to put it back in her mouth several times and hold her mouth shut so she had to swallow. Midget, my husbands shih-tsu, won’t even open her mouth, so I had to stick it through the gap at the back of her mouth, between the teeth she holds closed so tight it’s a wonder they don’t break. We stick to a strict schedule with heartworm prevention – even more so since I watched a dog I was fostering die from complications related to heartworm disease. Heartworm prevention isn’t just a good idea, or something to give one month and not the next. It is essential to the health and well being of both dogs and cats. Especially cats, since there is no cure for heartworm disease in cats.