Apollo Support and Rescue focuses on helping dogs that have been neglected or abused in North Texas. That means many of the dogs we take into our rescue have medical needs and are heartworm positive. We are looking for sponsors to donate to heartworm treatment for our dogs. It is simple. Click the donate button to donate what you can today.
The bad news: It could have been prevented.
The good news: Most dogs infected with heartworms can be successfully treated.
Treatment ranges from $300-$1,000
Includes x-ray and (if needed) medication
Heartworm disease is passed to dogs through mosquitios, making Texas dogs more at risk than dogs that don’t live in the south. The infection rate in male dogs is as much as four times that of female dogs, and dogs housed outdoors are four to five times more likely to be infected than indoor dogs.
Treatment Process for Apollo Dogs:
After lab work ups determine the worm load on the heart and organs, a customized treatment plan will be created. Typically the dogs will get 30 days Doxyciline then 2 months of Iverhart Max. After this phase, we retest and have great success with dogs being tested as heartworm negative.
If they remain positive, we repeat the treatment.