We are interested in adopting a dog from our local shelter. We have been informed that the dog is “low heartworm positive.” The shelter advocates using heartgard as the sole treatment in cases like this. I am getting mixed responses from people about the risk we would be taking by adopting the dog. I have heard that just using the heartgard is safer but has its own risks on the dog’s health. We recently lost a very loved dog to cancer and I guess I am unsure about taking on a new dog with potential health problems. Thanks.
Answer by nculb
Check with your vet. first . An animal with heart worms can be saved but it is expensive .