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8/5/10

I'll have my Lap Dog Super Sized, Please . . .

This in Ginger.  She thinks she's a lap dog.  She thinks she weighs only about 10 lbs, while she tries to crawl into your lap.



Truth is she weighs 110 lbs.   She's about 3, maybe 4 years old, a Mastiff Mix, can't remember the mix part without going to look at her chart.


She boarding till tomorrow.  She is here getting heartworm treatment.  Which is a little unusual as her owner had her on heartworm prevention since she was a wee 40 lbs.   She stays outside all the time, year round.  Which means she is exposed to mosquitoes more frequently than a dog that stays in the house.  Heartworms must travel through a mosquito,  the mosquito is a biological vector, so we can only guess that a few heartworm larvae got passed the development point in their life cycle where the prevention kills them.

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She should be fine.  And we are switching her back to an oral heartworm medication, along with something topical for the fleas, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes. 

I think she is enjoying 2 days of lounging in the air conditioned kennel.

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