How Do Dogs Get Heartworms are dangerous. Heartworm in dogs is a disease of kecacingan caused by Dirofilaria immitis parasites of the genus of worm attack and breed in the organ the heart so often called the disease a heart worm. However, the worms can also attack organ the heart, lungs and kidneys.
Dog heartworm disease can be stricken from the Anopheles mosquito bite SP. andCulex spp. larvae Worm infected the heart (mikrofilaria). The mosquito carries the mikrofilaria then propagated at the time suck dog blood towards the heart, lungs, kidneys and into adulthood and breed in that location.
This disease is very dangerous to dogs because it can result in death due to destruction of internal organs such as heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. In addition due to the number of worms that very much can disrupt sisitem blood circulation in the heart that will be circulated throughout the body, the blood circulation of the other organsback towards the heart is blocked and will blocked the so-called caval syndrome.
The cause of the disease:
The parasite Dirofilaria immitis heart worm which is transmitted through mosquito bites of Anopheles sp. and Culex sp. at the time of the blood sucking dog
Clinical symptoms appear:
It is usually accompanied by symptoms if mikrofilaria not found in the blood
Appetite and drinking declined
Diagnosis of the disease:
Seen from the history of the genesis of disease
Based on physical examination
An examination of x-rays and ultrasound to see the kerusak organ
Examination of blood to detect the mikrofilaria that is in the blood
Examination of stool
The treatment is done:
The success of the therapy depends on the severity of the organ damage/stricken
Use Thiacertasamida (arsena preparations) dose of 0.2 ml/kg body weight divided into 2 doses are given intravenously for 2 – 3 days. Six weeks after treatment is continued using drugs Levamizol HCL 10 mg/kg/day for 15 days per oral to kill mikrofilaria
Can also use drugs the maximum dose of ivermectin 6 mg/kg interval Deuteronomy30 days, but it should be remembered that ivermectin should not be given to dogsColi
At 12 weeks after treatment, heartworm test must be done again to make sure thatthe infection is completely gone. If not, the treatment may need to be repeated, typically 6 to 8 months after the first
Prevention is done:
The control of Anopheles and Culex mosquito control which is a vector of carrier mikrofilaria heart worm disease which causes (heartworm)
The granting of broad spectrum anthelmintic every 3 or 4 months.