On Tuesday Monk went into the vet to have his first injections to hopefully rid him of the heart worms. It was done in the morning and he stayed all day at the vet.
This is a picture of the injection sites. It's a long needle and goes deep into the lumbar muscle. (OUCH)
Yesterday he was a little sore but seems better today. He has to stay really quiet and inactive now for a month. The problem being that when the worms die and break off, since they are in the heart and vessels, they go into the bloodstream and can act as clots causing numerous dangerous problems.
He gets one more two day treatment in 4-6 weeks and hopefully that will kill any remaining worms.
If dog owners realized how terrible this treatment was for the dog, they would use the simple heart worm preventative once a month!!
Please say a prayer for Monk that he does well through the treatment.