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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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The 6 month HWP shot vs the monthly pill?

Which do yall prefer in preventing heart worms? My vet suggest we give Ally the shot that lasts 6 months. Suggestions please!? Thanks so much!!!

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Where do you live at? That is really important when it comes to HW prevention.

I have never heard good things about the shot.




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We live in Lafitte, Louisiana so there's plenty of mosquitoes.

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yeah...you are in the year round prevention area. I still would not go with the shot. Do some research on it for side effects.




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Okay. I'm bringing her to the vet this morning. I'll just keep her on the pills for now. Thanks a lot.

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I spoke to a vet about the shot. They did not recommend it. They said there was issues with it before, it was pulled, and then came back.

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I spoke to a vet about the shot. They did not recommend it. They said there was issues with it before, it was pulled, and then came back.
I just googled it and it said it was pulled in 2004 for the deaths of canines. I'm definitely staying with the pills. Thank you for the info.

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