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Well, honestly I don’t make my vet decisions based on cost, but I’d want to know why my dog needed either a urinalysis or an ultrasound of his kidneys. Neither of those sound like normal, preventaive medicine tests. None of my dogs, including 11 1/2 year old Kodi have ever had either one.
I use Advantix II for ticks (fleas are really not a problem for us) and I normally only need to use two doses in a season. I don’t believe that you can’t get them onto the skin of ANY dog, no matter HOW dense their coat is, if you apply them correctly. I do not believe in feed-though flea and tick preventives for a number of reasons.
I only use one heartworm med, and that is Interceptor. I use it every 6 weeks, during the part of the year mosquitos are active in my area. Heatworm needs to be handled differently depending on the part of the country you live in.
Again, I can’t understand the comment on the cost of added vaccines. It costs me more to titer than it woukd to jab my dogs with vaccines more often. I choose to titer because it is safer for my dogs.
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