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    Since I'm an EB first time owner and don't think his breeder did any kind of testing in my knowledge. When does the vet do the heartworm test? Brett will be 5 mos old tomorrow. Thanks

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    They usually do a test before you put him on HW preventative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    They usually do a test before you put him on HW preventative.
    I I was told by 7 mos old correct?

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    I don't know what area you live in. If you live in a mosquito area, I think you would start him at about 6 months, but I really can't remember. I give mine HW all year 'r ound.
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    I'm in NY, and we started Blue when he was about 4 months old in April. We put him on it when we started taking him out, and it got above 50 degrees. I think I remember my vet saying it was time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    I don't know what area you live in. If you live in a mosquito area, I think you would start him at about 6 months, but I really can't remember. I give mine HW all year 'r ound.
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    My vet always does it right as skeeter season is ready to start up which happens to coincide with their annual vaccination schedule. When I go in for their visit he will normally draw the blood and send me home with the meds. As soon as the results are back he will call me and tell me to start the regimen. Usually season and area you live in will give them a good timeline for starting the heartworm meds. In the interim, if you live in an area that is already seeing the skeeter population starting up, look into a natural topical repellant. I think someone recommended a lavendar oil mixed with water in a spray bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    My vet always does it right as skeeter season is ready to start up which happens to coincide with their annual vaccination schedule. When I go in for their visit he will normally draw the blood and send me home with the meds. As soon as the results are back he will call me and tell me to start the regimen. Usually season and area you live in will give them a good timeline for starting the heartworm meds. In the interim, if you live in an area that is already seeing the skeeter population starting up, look into a natural topical repellant. I think someone recommended a lavendar oil mixed with water in a spray bottle.
    Thank you. I was thinking Vet might suggest once it's time for the first year visit for vaccinations again. But I'll try to that repellant as an early prevention

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCgirl81 View Post
    Since I'm an EB first time owner and don't think his breeder did any kind of testing in my knowledge. When does the vet do the heartworm test? Brett will be 5 mos old tomorrow. Thanks
    There is a age and weight requirement to start on heartguard. Right around 5 months sounds right. I'd give your vet a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    There is a age and weight requirement to start on heartguard. Right around 5 months sounds right. I'd give your vet a call.
    You can give Heartgard to puppies as young as 6 weeks. We started it at 4 months.


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    Been giving heartguard to Boris since he was 3 months. The vet we see said it doesn't really matter when you start it.

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    Hi, you've been given great advice above. We started our guys on Revolution after they had their first set of vaccinations.
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