I’ve had one of my nephews dogs here for about 5 weeks now . When she first came here she was eating like she was starving . Then about 2 weeks ago she started not getting good . She looked a little thin to me , so I took her to the Vet today . The Vet said that her weight looked perfect . She was 20.7 lbs. . I know now that my nephew is not giving them their ivermectin like he is supposed to , so I had her checked for heartworms and she was positive . The Vet said that they were not bad yet and gave me 2 options for treatment , the slow treatment or the fast treatment . I choose the slow treatment , keep her on prevention , along with Doxycycline for 28 days and recheck in 6 months . She asked how much ivermectin that I was giving her and I told her .25 cc . She said that I will figure the dose amount up for you . She told me to give her .1cc once a month . I am not going to do that I am going to keep giving her .25cc . They didn’t charge me much for the visit , but they charged me $50 dollars for the heartworm test and $2.55 for hazardous waste fee . I guess that was for disposing of a tick or the blood from the heartworm test . I would like to know . I called my nephew from the Vets office with the news . I already told him when I found out he was skipping prevention some time , that he was playing with fire doing that and he should have all of his dogs checked . I am getting fed up with him . Now I am going to have my 2 checked . They came from him a year ago .