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Old 01-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Is this true?? I have never had a reason to doubt my vet--he is the greatest-- but since my babies never go outside, he told me that my babies do not need heart worm meds. Anyone ever heard this?
Your dogs may not go outside but heartworm carrying mosquitoes may come inside. Heartworms kill. I would not want my dogs unprotected and I'm actually surprised to hear a vet would recommend leaving a dog untreated.

Our dogs have done well on Trifexis which takes care of both heartworms and fleas. Just be sure to give it with a meal to avoid tummy upset. They aren't crazy about the "beef flavored" taste so I just moosh a little cheese around the tablet and they chomp it down.

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Is this true?? I have never had a reason to doubt my vet--he is the greatest-- but since my babies never go outside, he told me that my babies do not need heart worm meds. Anyone ever heard this?
No, this is most definitely not true, especially in the South. Heartworm is a dreadful disease, often fatal and extremely difficult and expensive to treat, and it is carried by mosquitoes. While I don't use the brand on this website, here is a map showing heartworm risk and you'll see how many cases on average each vet clinic in your state have per year. So unless your dog wears mosquito netting 24/7, the chances are that they will be exposed.

There is no way I will let my girls go without heartworm preventative - I've seen and heard first hand just how awful that disease can be.
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I started using it a few months ago for my chocolate lab and Mia. No problems.
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No, they offered me Trifexis, which is the dual one. Or they can give me Iverhart and Comfortis. But I seem to recall reading that it's bad giving those pills together.
I could be totally wrong, but I'd rather make sure before I do it.
I would give Iverhart (or Heartgard) & Confortis give them 2 weeks apart. I would use flea meds IF you have a flea problem.
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Is this true?? I have never had a reason to doubt my vet--he is the greatest-- but since my babies never go outside, he told me that my babies do not need heart worm meds. Anyone ever heard this?
This is not true IMO. I would give HW prevention no mater where. Mosquitos are everywhere.
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No, this is most definitely not true, especially in the South. Heartworm is a dreadful disease, often fatal and extremely difficult and expensive to treat, and it is carried by mosquitoes. While I don't use the brand on this website, here is a map showing heartworm risk and you'll see how many cases on average each vet clinic in your state have per year. So unless your dog wears mosquito netting 24/7, the chances are that they will be exposed.

There is no way I will let my girls go without heartworm preventative - I've seen and heard first hand just how awful that disease can be.

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