Dachshund Question

How long could a 5 yr old Dachshund live with stage 4 heart worms


Saw this 5 yr old female Dachshund at an animal shelter. She has stage 4 heart worms and a heart murmur. What would be her life expectancy if properly treated?

    In Dachshund - Asked by Anonymous - 3/2/2013 2:38:54 PM
Unless she is properly treated right away, her life expectancy is not very long. But if the shelter is keeping her, then they are doing all they can. If she is able to make it through the treatment, she could live to the normal average life-span of the Dachshund which is 12 - 15 years. Although, I would expect her to live closer to 10 - 12 years because of the damage to her heart the worms do.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/10/2014 10:02:21 AM