Around 75% of LBR dogs come into our program heartworm positive. Each one of them has to go through heartworm treatment, which is miserable. The treatment alone is three days, and then you have to spend four entire weeks of bedrest! With as active as boxers are, that's sheer torture. But if you don't stay completely calm and non-excited, the dying heartworms could form a clot and give you a heart attack or a stroke. Treatment is definitely no picnic! Because of the precautions LBR volunteers take, we very rarely lose a dog to heartworm treatment. But every now and again, we're reminded of just how dangerous it can be.
Godspeed, sweet little Jane Eyre. You'll run free at the Rainbow Bridge now, without all those yucky wormies. I'm sorry we didn't get you in time to save you.
PLEASE make sure your humans give you heartworm preventative!!
On a happier note...
Keep those entries for KEEP AWAY coming!! Be creative -- we just need to see you keeping something away from a furiend, sibling, or human. You can send them to me at dreagoddess(at)gmail(dot)com. Please give me the name of all competitors and a link to your blog if you have one! Remember you can only have ONE entry per competitor.
Entries received so far:
Molly The Wally (http://mollythewally.blogspot.
Dachshund Nola and Boston (http://dachshundnola.blogspot.
Nina and Angel Yenna (http://birdbrainsanddogtales.
Jazzi & Addy (http://www.jazzis-world.
Frank the Tank (http://theadventuresofthetank.
You can see a list of the ENTIRE Blogville Olympics schedule PLUS the email addresses to send your entries into on Frankie Furter's post here. I'm entering as many events as I can manage. It's exhausting, but so much FUN!