Heartworm Treatment News and Documents

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New Negative!
This is one situation where a negative is a positive! Please join us in congratulating our latest heartworm negative dog!  If your dog has tested negative please let us know by email and attach the test results or ask your vet to fax them to 888-505-6985.  Thanks. 

Marshall Is Now Negative

Marshall was named for the animal control he came out of in Alabama. He was adopted to a family in Maine and is the third dog they adopted from NGPR. He was on the heartworm treatment protocol of doxycycline and monthly Advantage Multi/Advocate for six months before he became heartworm negative.

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine wrote about the effectiveness of this method in an article "Hope for Heartworm Positive Dogs" published in March 2018.

 

How to Reach Us
We can answer questions about the amount of medication, frequency or other concerns you may have if you adopted or are fostering a heartworm positive dog from NGPR.  Contact our volunteer administrator, Lorraine, by email.

PDFs (Portable Document Files)
The following files highlighted in blue can be downloaded for your personal use:

Heartworm Protocol PDF!  
Get it! This document contains the program explanation and instructions for Multi/Advocate users.
Email Request for Medication or print and mail the Request Form to Sandy (address at bottom of PDF)

Please note that NGPR makes no claims regarding our heartworm program protocol.  We have found it an effective method for non-invasive treatment of heartworm positive dogs but suggest that anyone with a heartworm positive dog consult their veterinarian regarding treatment and testing of their dog.