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Heartworm Meds Really Necessary?

12 years ago

Sleeperblues' post about vet bills has generated this post.

Wildchild suggested some of us are being duped into buying Heartguard, etc. when there's no evidence of heartworm in an area. So...are there stats on cases of heartworm? Maps of incidences?

I've long thought this was an over-hyped medication. There are lots of diseases a dog or cat *can* get, but really, how many heartworm cases have any of us heard of?

(I'm not giving up the tick preventative though! We live along a deerpath.)

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