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dogsarebetter

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My new foster has heartworms. he has been treated but is still recovering.
I asked the kennel worker if i can exercise him as i would any other dog, and she said yes.

but he gets tired very easy and coughs a whole lot when he even fetches the tennis ball three times!

Did she tell me wrong? am I suppose to be keeping him quite?
 
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I adopted a HW+ dog before. The vet there told me, that the dog shouldn't get
too much exercise. If the dog gets too excited they can have a heart-attack.
You should limit their activity.
 

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i knew something was a miss. I had him out playing fetch with him for a short period of time. i brought him in and he was breathing extremely hard and was acting lethargic. I wish the animal shelter would educate their employees better!

(she was an actually employee, not a volunteer or jail work release person)
 
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i knew something was a miss. I had him out playing fetch with him for a short period of time. i brought him in and he was breathing extremely hard and was acting lethargic. I wish the animal shelter would educate their employees better!

(she was an actually employee, not a volunteer or jail work release person)
Not a big surprise. :p
Most of them, don't know anything about animals.
 

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It's because of the treatment that he needs to be kept calm. The dying worms in the heart will break loose if you get the blood pumping too rapidly.
 

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Collie is right ....as they die off you don't want them coughed into the lungs .
 

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