from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A filarial worm (Dirofilaria immitis) transmitted by mosquitoes and parasitic in the heart and associated blood vessels of dogs and other canids.
- n. The condition resulting from infestation with the heartworm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A parasitic organism that afflicts dogs.
- n. The condition caused by this organism.
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It ain't cheap here and probably not necessary as local vets tell me heartworm is not a problem here.
The larger part of PetMed's business, however, is nonprescription medication, such as heartworm and flea and tick medication.
Dr. LaNita Flanary says more of her clients aren't bringing their dogs and cats in for such routine treatments as vaccinations and preventive measures, such as heartworm medication.
But regardless of what other ways you cut back, don't skimp on preventive care such as heartworm medication, Eldredge says. "
In addition, you may want your dog to be treated for heartworm, even if it's not present where you live.
If a pet is on heartworm control, then they don't need to take toxic and painful arsenic injections to control adult heartworms.
Keep using Frontline and a heartworm preventative.
Del – Just talked to my brother who is a vet and he said you can always try the 1800PETMEDS, but that they require a prescription from a vet (who usually requires a heartworm test prior to writing a script).
Does anyone know a way to buy heartworm pills for the bird dog without having to pay 100 bucks to a vet?
They receive unlimited free office visits, vaccinations, heartworm tests, two comprehensive exams, annual blood work and in some cases dental cleaning, X-rays and more.