Question: How Do I Keep My Dog Quiet After Heartworm Treatment?

From the first injection until six to eight weeks following the last injection, it will be absolutely essential to keep your dog quiet.

That means strictly restricting all exercise and activity that would elevate your dog’s heart rate or increase his blood pressure.

Are dogs OK after heartworm treatment?

This can be a dangerous period so it is absolutely essential that the dog be kept as quiet as possible and is not allowed to exercise for one month following the final injection of heartworm treatment. The first week after the injections is critical because this is when the worms are dying.

Does heartworm treatment shorten a dog’s life?

This treatment does not actually kill the worms, however it does decrease their lifespan; keep in mind, however, that the average heartworm can live six years, so shortening that lifespan could still mean your dog having a heartworm infection for four more years.

How long does a dog have to stay calm after heartworm treatment?

THE FIRST 30 DAYS AFTER TREATMENT ARE THE MOST CRITICAL! It is best to limit your pet to leash exercise only long enough to urinate and have bowel movements.

What happens to a dog with heartworms?

Heartworm disease is spread when an infected mosquito bites a dog, leaving behind microfilariae, which then become larvae and mature into adult heartworms. After mating with a male heartworm, the adult female discharges offspring into the dog’s bloodstream, continuing the life cycle yet again.