I am new here. I looked for something on Heart Worm positive and what to expect during treatment but didn't see anything.
I am currently fostering a 9 year old Chihuahua named Memín. Unfortunately, after a lifetime in a backyard this little man is HW+
Memín is my first experience with a Chihuahua as well as with Heart Worm.
I know that after he starts his treatment he will have to be restricted severely as far as exercise. My main concern is that after Memín warmed up to me and his foster dad (took a couple days before we could even get anywhere near him (Poooor guy!!!), he now is very happy to see us and gets very excited when we get home from work etc. is there anyway to stop this excitement during treatment? (I know stupid question lol... but, I am just so worried about his little heart!).
We also have a 2 year old white boxer (high energy!!) who always wants to play. I wasn't concerned about that as Memín was not at all interested in playing.. but JUST this morning he did actually play with Cruz (our boxer) for a few seconds..which made me happy at first (so nice to see the little guys slowly come out of his shell)...but then the heart worm treatment popped in my head and I thought...noooooo!
He will be starting the treatment in a couple weeks so I want to prepare myself and maybe start practicing some calming techniques. Any advice from anyone who has been through this or just has some suggestions would be very much appreciated!