I am afraid I am not qualified to be the tie-breaker here. It is so brilliant that you have had your lovely dog from the rescue treated and we are glad to hear no adverse reaction to date. It is going to have to be the vet who administered the immiticide who advises you. Although heartworm preventatives will not kill the adult worms and only the immiticide will do that, you are rightly concerned about any possible re-infection during the period of treatment. Your vet will be able to give you the definitive answer and put your mind at rest.
We would love to hear from you and maybe publish your dog’s story, do let us know how you get on.
All the best
Treatment: If a pancreatic or liver tumor is identified and able to be surgically excised, the skin lesions may normalize for an extended period of time, but because these tumors metastasize (spread to other areas of the body) quickly, surgery is not curative. In cases of end stage liver disease, surgery is not possible, and the goal of therapy is to increase quality of life and decrease uncomfortable skin lesions with supportive care and addressing the nutritional abnormalities. Supportive care includes supplementing protein and necessary minerals and enzymes through the diet and oral supplements or by weekly intravenous amino acid infusions that are performed in the hospital on an outpatient basis until improvement in the skin is noted. Unfortunately, despite the supportive care, the disease will progress.
I wish you the best of luck and yes, Curcumin/Turmeric with Bioprene (pepper) works. But it is not something that can be used alone. It is in addition to other supplements. I just started using IP6 GOLD along with Artemix, K-9 Immunity, Butyrex. You can get IP6 GOLD on Amazon.
You may want to look at Yunnan Baiyao as well. Our holistic vet has prescribed it to my girl for bleeding (tumor bleeding that you cannot see). The bleeding causes the spread of cancer. You may not know it’s happening but giving it is never a bad idea.
Prayers for your baby. 🙂