Every state in the country has heartworm, as of last fall. I use Heartguard. It's really effective for 6 weeks....the once-a-month thing is to make it easier to remember (and probably sell more pills... :roll: ), per my vet.Woody Taylor said:That's helpful, thank you!
Any input from the board on methods of HW prevention? I know this is probably something well-discussed but we are lucky here in that there is no history to search.
What do you all use and what precautions should be taken? I don't know anything other than putting a pill in her mouth once a month. Although from the looks of things on that chart, I'm doing it WAY too much relative to our needs here in MN.
What doseage do you give? And I'm guessing just with a syringe once a month?Kristen Cabe said:I use plain old ivermectin, which is the active ingredient in Heartguard. I get it from Tractor Supply Co., and one 50mL bottle (cost roughly $50) will last for years.