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Saturday, September 19, 2020

What is a safe alternative for heartworm protection?

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Q.I am concerned about giving Heartgard/Interceptor and Frontline to my two goldens (six and nine years). What do you recommend that is safe and does the job?

 

A.The most important factor with the heartworm issue depends on where you live and the real incidence of the disease in your area. Where I live, I rarely see positive heartworm and we have hardly distributed any preventative in over 15 years. A number of our patients are taking homeopathic nosode preventatives. As far as fleas go, there are dozens of products on the market for repelling these parasites, both for oral and topical use, that can be tried in place of products like Frontline.