We got Penny a sister this weekend! I've always wanted a chocolate Lab and believe it or not we found a full blooded one at the local pound. My biggest concern however was health problems. She looked great though, very active, nice coat, etc... Anyway, took her to the vet first thing and unfortunately found out that she has heartworms. Even the vet said it seemed strange because she wasn't coughing and was very active so it must be early stage. Anyway, I spoke with the lady at the pound and because she really liked the lab and did not want to put her down (I of course didn't want that either) and she was so happy that she had been adopted she offered to pay for her heartworm treatment. Me, being the big softy I am, well, I'm already attached to her. I just couldn't believe it. I guess it's meant to be. Anyway, she's getting the first shot today and staying the night at the vets and getting the 2nd shot tomorrow and this is all new to me. Has anyone ever been through this before? Any advice for me?