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Heartworm medicine?

What kind of heartworm medicine do you give your dog? We've been using Sentinel but its expensive...seems worth it though

 
onemellowmom

Asked by onemellowmom at 9:44 PM on Oct. 24, 2010 in Pets

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  • Heartworm Prevention is very important, especially in areas with larger problems with mosquitos (which is the carrier). Heartworm infestation is a serious problem, and most often times fatal. Heartworm treatment is EXTREMELY expensive (hundreds of dollars for just one shot! and it takes a series of shots to treat the heartworms).
    So, for the health of your pet, the money should be worth it! :)
    -mrs.mamma-

    Answer by -mrs.mamma- at 9:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Heartworm meds are expensive, no matter what kind you get.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:45 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Actually we do not use anything. There are very few reported cases here in Washington so the vets that I work for do not suggest them. We always used Heartline but that was years ago when we lived in the South.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:46 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Heart guard. :)
    All good heart worm meds are expensive though.
    Lizzys_mommy13

    Answer by Lizzys_mommy13 at 9:46 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I am such a dork I combined Heargard and Frontline. So when we used it, it was Heartgard.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:48 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • IVERHART PLUS, we get it from the vet.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:52 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • We don't live in the south, we live in the midwest, and had a dog with heartworms, (a rescue dog we took in). Our vet said it's everywhere, not just here and in the south.... Mosquitos are everywhere.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:54 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Well, we always used ivermectin to worm our dogs, and it's supposed to also take care of heart worms too, but it is NOT listed for dogs. It's mostly used for cattle and other livestock. It's cheaper than heart worm medicine, and that's all I've ever used. But it's not listed for dogs, so take that as you will.
    montanagal2005

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 10:46 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • We don't use any
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:17 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • never heard of this
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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