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    Default What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    If you select "other", please tell us which one you use.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    I don't use heartworm medication. I try to give the boys as little medication as possible and since they are outside so little, I don't feel it's worth the potential health risks to have them on heartworm medication. If I lived somewhere cooler, I would probably feel differently.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    I have Samson on Sentinel because it helps prevent against fleas as well.

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    Thanks Libra!!! Now that you are a poll pro, I look forward to more! lol

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    We use Interceptor as we have had a run in with whipworms and its the only one that claims to protect from them. so good so far

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    We use Heartgard, My vet says we live in Florida and even though Vegas is not outside to much, it is neccesary for him to be on it. Is a a chewable and he loves them, he takes 1 on the first of each month.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    I don't give heartworm meds. We live in Az. and I haven't seen fleas, ticks, or misquetos since we moved down here from Colo. Gertie is outside so breifly this time of year, I can't imagine she needs it. And I agree with jillh10, I don't want to give her a medication needlessly.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    We just started on flea meds. I've never seen a flea on any animal I've had in this house since 2002 (when we bought it new). Last week, I took O on a walk and a few days later I found a flea on her. So the next day I put O and Vegas on Frontline. As for heartworm....how do they get this? I don't have Vegas or Orion on any meds for this and it's never been suggested to me.

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    They get heartworms from mosquito bites. It's deadly but treatable. Problem is you probably won't know they have it until it's too late or you have them tested for it. That scared me! So Samson gets his monthly treatment and is tested for it with his annual exam. I worry about it even more because we love to go camping and take the dogs whenever possible. Always run into mosquitos when we camp it seems!

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    I use interceptor for both of my dogs. My vet does the free heartworm test with the year supply of heartworm medication. Just on the interceptor, make sure that it is chewed up by your dog, or break it up and put it in food. My vet says that it is best in the food broken up.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    yikes. From mosquitos? Now do you treat for both heartworms and fleas? Or does the one medication work for both? We have mosquitos here, but I was unaware that how it was contracted.

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    Default Re: What type of heartworm medication do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    yikes. From mosquitos? Now do you treat for both heartworms and fleas? Or does the one medication work for both? We have mosquitos here, but I was unaware that how it was contracted.
    The heartworm medicine I use, Sentinel helps with fleas as well. I do have k9 advantix but I don't put it on them monthly. Just when when we go places I think they might come in contact with fleas like camping. They never get fleas from anywhere around home so I don't think it's necessary to put it on them all the time. I know this thread is about heartworm but I swear by advantix. We were at the river and I didn't realize how many ticks were down there, looked at the dogs and they were covered! But the advantix kept them from actually getting bitten by any of them!

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