Bulldog Breeds Forums banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,423 Posts
maryserratos said:
I use heartguard. It is a little chewable nugget thing and the dogs love them!! They are fairly inexpensive too :D .
Yup, that's what I use for mine too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,813 Posts
You have to make sure you get her heartworm tested first!
If you give her meds WHILE she has heartworm, it could kill her.

Heartgard (and others) are only to PREVENT heartworm, not treat it.
Just so you know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
724 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
PitBullRoyalty said:
You have to make sure you get her heartworm tested first!
If you give her meds WHILE she has heartworm, it could kill her.

Heartgard (and others) are only to PREVENT heartworm, not treat it.
Just so you know.
I can't self diagnose??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,423 Posts
LSCKitty said:
Kasco said:
maryserratos said:
I use heartguard. It is a little chewable nugget thing and the dogs love them!! They are fairly inexpensive too :D .
Yup, that's what I use for mine too.
LOVE the avatar. I LOVE the peanuts. Man ... brings back memories. :)

Also ... pics of Chopper please!!

Thanks for the info too guys.
LOL Thanks! I'll try to get some new pics up this weekend! :oops:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,813 Posts
LSCKitty said:
PitBullRoyalty said:
You have to make sure you get her heartworm tested first!
If you give her meds WHILE she has heartworm, it could kill her.

Heartgard (and others) are only to PREVENT heartworm, not treat it.
Just so you know.
I can't self diagnose??
No, they need a heartworm test (if I remember correctly it is a bloodtest).
It says right on the heartgard box to not give to heartworm positive dogs.
I'm not sure why.. *tries to find site*

HEARTGARD is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Following the use of HEARTGARD, digestive and neurological side effects have rarely been reported. For more information, contact your veterinarian
http://heartgard.us.merial.com/home/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,036 Posts
PitBullRoyalty said:
LSCKitty said:
PitBullRoyalty said:
You have to make sure you get her heartworm tested first!
If you give her meds WHILE she has heartworm, it could kill her.

Heartgard (and others) are only to PREVENT heartworm, not treat it.
Just so you know.
I can't self diagnose??
No, they need a heartworm test (if I remember correctly it is a bloodtest).
It says right on the heartgard box to not give to heartworm positive dogs.
I'm not sure why.. *tries to find site*

HEARTGARD is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Following the use of HEARTGARD, digestive and neurological side effects have rarely been reported. For more information, contact your veterinarian
http://heartgard.us.merial.com/home/
I am pretty sure ALL vets know to do the heartworm test first. Even if you try to buy the products online (which I would never do) they require something from your vet that says they are heartworm negative.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,813 Posts
The problem is, you can buy heartgard anywhere and they DO NOT require heartworm negative proof.
I'm sure this has lead to many unsolved deaths. I think even Petco sells it.
:(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,413 Posts
PitBullRoyalty said:
The problem is, you can buy heartgard anywhere and they DO NOT require heartworm negative proof.
I'm sure this has lead to many unsolved deaths. I think even Petco sells it.

:(
What? You can't get Heartgard without a vet's prescription, and you won't get that without a negative test. Petco doesn't sell it - they sell frontline and that kind of stuff that people frequently think they need a vet for.

And I'm pretty sure she was joking about that self-diagnosis thing. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,755 Posts
PitBullRoyalty said:
Heartgard (and others) are only to PREVENT heartworm, not treat it.
Just so you know.
Heartgard actually kills any larvae in a dog's system before they become adult heartworms. (That is, larvae that have infected the dogs since the previous dose of Heartgard.) So, what it's really doing is treating larvae which thus prevents adult heartworms.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,813 Posts
Well, the last time I went into petco there was a sign saying We Now Sell Heartgard.
And I've been to a couple small pet stores that sell it openly, we are able to carry it at our grooming
salon but choose not to (because of the risks). You can purchase it online also without a prescription too.

Merial CLAIMS it is not the same product (same as frontline sold in stores they claim is not real frontline).
They say "Oh, we only sell to veterinarians". Bullcrap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,813 Posts
My area isn't a high risk area, so my vet doesn't recommend it for my dogs.
He told me to use Advantix, which repels and kills fleas, ticks, and mosquitos.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top