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Old March 31st, 2019, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hazelrunpack View Post
Is there much heartworm incidence in your area? The risks might still outweigh the dangers, especially since Mollie has already developed SARDS. It's just such a tough decision!
There were 152 cases of heart worm in Ontario last year reported by Veterinarians through this Pet Disease Reporting portal:

While I realize the onus would be on the Veterinarian industry to report through this portal and the numbers are probably higher then reported here, I have not heard of 1 case of heart worm in our region.

I will most definitely be speaking to our Vet when Mollie goes for her annual about any complications that could or would arise from her condition. That ACVO video kinda scared me because they spoke of dogs with SARDS autoimmune is now out of whack and precautions must be taken in giving them certain medications with their condition.
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