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Why a Heartworm Preventative May Be Worse Than the Threat of Disease

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  • This is the time of year when pet parents are most likely to hear recommendations for heartworm preventives from veterinarians and various forms of media
  • These recommendations typically encourage giving year-round preventives (chemical insecticides with side effects) to every dog and cat, everywhere
  • My alternative recommendation is to assess your pet’s actual risk of acquiring heartworms based primarily on where you live, which dictates the mosquito population
  • If you live in an area where mosquitoes are a problem, I recommend working with an integrative veterinarian to develop a sensible preventive protocol to keep your pet safe and healthy
  • It’s also important in mosquito-endemic areas to have your pet tested for heartworms and other parasitic diseases at the beginning and again at the end of pest season



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