German Shepherd Dog Forums - View Single Post - Thoughts on Heartworm Doses? MOVED FROM GEN INFO
View Single Post
Old 04-04-2014, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
llombardo
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 7,979
Question Thoughts on Heartworm Doses? MOVED FROM GEN INFO

I was researching heartworm in my area and found some info off the Heartworm Society page about when and how often to give preventatives. It makes sensd to me and I'm thinking that I'm going to switch the dosing based on the climate. They used Chicago/Illinois as an example so it's spelled out pretty well and I can't screw it up I'm slightly hesitant about 6 week intervals instead of a month but that makes sense to. I've also checked the average nightly temperatures and it is under 64 degrees in May, I haven't checked June, but that is where the 30 day after season would come in making the first dose July 1st. It also states that milk thistle should be given for a week after each dose, but how much of a dose do the dogs get of that? I'm not familiar with milk thistle at all. I've attached the article and opinions are more then welcome.

Heartworm Season & Treatment | The Natural Paw
__________________
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC, TC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC, TC
Brennan- Golden Retriever CGC
Batman- Husky/Greyhound

Last edited by llombardo; 04-04-2014 at 02:06 AM.
llombardo is offline   Reply With Quote