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Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Do you give your dogs heartworm pills year round or just during mosquito season? Living in Chicago, the mosquitos are pretty much gone until next Spring and I have always been given conflicting information from different vets.

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Year round in SC.
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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Year round in Ohio, I've seen the nasty things in Jan before.

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Year round in WNY
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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Definately year round if Florida!!

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Definitely year round here in NC. Having adopted heartworm positive dogs and seen how horrific the disease is I would keep my dogs on prevention all year round no matter where I lived just to be certain.

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

We do heartworm year round. Not worth the chance to me. I figure for the few bucks we may save, its not worth the chance of possibly getting it and the cost/heartache that would cause. We don't do Frontline in the winter, though, but just from late Nov/Early Dec - March.

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Year round here in TX. I adopted a HW+ dog and NEVER want to go through that again. Plus, it's not like the mosquitos ever really die here. I don't do flea meds in the winter, though.


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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

Year round, 45 days between after first frost.

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Re: Heartworm: year round or seasonal?

I go year-round. With an adult dog, we should test before we put them on HW medicine. So, by the time I take my dog off the med, then do the blood test (because, what if he contracted it while he were off the medicine?), then put him back on; it was easier, and not that much more expensive, to leave him on year-round.
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