maya asked in PetsDogs · 7 months ago

I don't know if my dog has cancer, but she has heartworms. How long will she live?

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Heartworms kills a dog if not treated. I don't know how long but the dog needs vet care NOW. It could be too late for her.

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  • Casey
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    not long if you don't get her to a vet. A normal life if you do.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Heartworms? Probably a couple of months. It's a terrible way to die.

    Here's a thought. Stop taking selfies of yourself and take the dog to a Vet.

    Here's some useful info - you are obviously LEGALLY a child. Children cannot own property. Dogs are property. It's not your dog.

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  • 7 months ago

    If you get heartworm treatment from your Vet, she may have many years to live. If not treated, it is abuse. It is against the law to NOT take a sick or injured dog in to see a Vet. You are abusing your dog if you don't take it in to see a Vet.

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  • 7 months ago

    Your dog will not live long and will suffer TERRIBLY, if she had ADULT heartworms, versus ONLY microfiliaria (which can be more cheaply treated).

    You need to ask your vet, how bad and HOW ADVANCED the heartworm infection is, not ask us. - WE have no idea what the blood work (from the laboratory) SAID. A "snap test" run by a shelter is TOTALLY insufficient information. Confirm any positive results with another antigen test and microfilaria test from IDEXX Reference Laboratories as recommended by American Heartworm Society (AHS) guidelines.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Ask the vet when you have the heartworm treated and sooner rather than later as she will not suvive without treatment

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  • J C
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Not long if you don't get her to the vet. How do you even know she has heartworms? The vet needs to diagnose those, and would have offered you treatment.

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  • 7 months ago

    You need to ask the vet who is treating your dog. Your vet knows your dogs current situation and medical history better than any of us would. Is she being treated for Heartworms?

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  • 7 months ago

    It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and ... such as foxes and coyotes live in proximity to many urban areas, they are considered .... If you don't get your dog test, you won't know your dog needs treatment.

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    heartworms are very serious. if she survives u will need to give her heartworm tablets

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