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Old March 30th, 2019, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by hazelrunpack View Post
Hubby and I talked about it last night and I think we are going to go back to the Heartgard because it's a lower dose. We'll still need to use at least one yearly larger dose, though, because of the parasite load out here. But at least they'll be taking less ivermectin overall. Never hurts to be cautious at this point.

There really aren't too many alternatives for HW prevention now that this class of drugs is implicated.
Happy to hear you and hubby discussed the dreaded HW dilemma. Mollie was taking the 272 μg dose of Ivermectin in Heartguard plus we were treating her with Avantix II for fleas & ticks. It was a nasty year last year for fleas & ticks. I think we're going to skip the HW meds this year and put her back on the lower weight dose for the flea meds.
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