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    I'm wondering if anyone can offer some insight on tick and Heartworm meds. Lots of choices. Anything I should avoid? I keep hearing horror stories and dont want to make up dog sick. Thanks for your help.

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    I use Heartguard. Some use Ivomec because it is much cheaper.
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    Bravecto for mine & Heartguard
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    Heartguard here, no issues at all.

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    Interceptor Plus, more broad sprectrum worm preventative. Been happy with it.
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    We use Nexgard for fleas/tick, Heartgard for heart worms. Both seem to work well for my Labs.
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    I think any major heart worm preventative will work fine, I use Sentinel. As far as Ticks go, you will find a broad spectrum of responses here. I use K9 Advantix Plus. This was recommended by my Vet as some meds need to be ingested by the dog making the dog toxic to any tick that bites it. Problem is the tick bites the dog before it is repelled and the dog has a toxin in it. K9 A Plus is put on the coat of the dog and it repels ticks before they bite and pass disease. It also repels mosquitoes which carry heart worms. Downside to K9 A P is it does leave a oily line down pups back for a day or two so you might not want this if you have young kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    I use Heartguard. Some use Ivomec because it is much cheaper.
    I used Ivomec for 25 years until fairly recently when two of my dogs were diagnosed with heartworms. Yes, I consistently administered the med and Have gone to the the 6 mos and one year shot.

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