Hi i was asking a breeder what kind of heartworm preventative she used and she told me that they don't have heartworm in that region.... All my dogs have always been on heartworm meds. Do any of you guys skip the heartworm preventative??
Ask your vet. I work in rescue and many of the dogs have Heartworm it takes 6 weeks to 3 months of treatment and it is toxic and painful to the dog. The dogs have to be keep away from the other dogs and special foot coverings are use when cleaning their pens and the poop is cleaned up right away so the other dogs are not at risk. Even dogs on heartworm can get it if they eat poop with the eggs in it (yuck). Here in the South it is a big problem, in Southern California my vet did not recomend it. So it is best to ask your vet the preventive costs very little.
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I live in the Seattle area of Washington state and my vet does not recommend heartworm treatment unless we take her to some of the states and I cannot remember which states. It is best to ask your vet if they do not recommend treating I would not do so. Linda & Sasha