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DateNov 18, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicCure
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Question:

I'm disabled and my puppy has heartworm I can't afford a vet and I don't want to see him suffer and die. Can you lead me in the right direction please. I've had 15 heart attacks myself and have congestive heart failure. Please I need advice fast

Answer:

I would need a lot more information about your dog to offer good advice. Speak with your veterinarian about the best course of action, given your circumstances - starting back on a preventative like Heartgard can keep the heartworms from worsening so that may be an option just to keep it from getting worse.

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DateOct 18, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
Topicpill form heartworm preventative
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Question:

My Yorkie will not chew meds. Is there a heartworm prevention med that comes in pill form so I can use a pill stick? Thank you.

Answer:

Heartgard does make smaler tablets (that aren't chewable) but I don't see them on our site. I bet customer service can order them for you. Here is their contact information: Toll Free Number (Call or Text) 1-800-PetMeds (1-800-738-6337) Email Address customerservice@1800petmeds.com

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DateOct 16, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicPrevention
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What can I do to protect my dog from fleas ticks and heartworms if my parents won't buy her simperica trio?

Answer:

A generic brand of heartgard (like this product: https://www.1800petmeds.com/tri-heart+plus-prod10413.html) and a weaker flea treatment might be an option.

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DateOct 14, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
Topicloss of consciousness pp6 hours after administered.
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What is the safest way to give my service dog her monthly heartworm and anti tick,worm and flea medication?

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I would really need more history (how old, exactly what happened, how often, what product did you give, etc. etc.), to examine your your dog and run bloodwork to really advise you about this so consult your veterinarian for the best advice.

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DateOct 14, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp
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She had heart worms and had to be treated twice. I can’t afford heart guard and the vet bill I’m retired on a fixed income can you help

Answer:

Here is a link to generic Heartgard, which is the same ative ingredient as HEartgard: https://www.1800petmeds.com/tri-heart+plus-prod10413.html Hope that helps a little. (Legally, in veterinary medicine, your veterinarian, who has met her face-to-face must approve it.)

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DateOct 6, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicHeart and flea prevention
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Is there a reason Petmeds doesn’t carry Selehold as a substitute for Revolution. Can Petmeds offer Selehold?

Answer:

I had never even heard of Selehold, but they do carry Selarid - here is a link if you would like to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/selarid%C2%AE+%28selamectin%29-prod12371.html

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DateSep 21, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicReplacement for Revolution
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I have a Shih-tzu and a Pug. I'm looking for a product that provides the same coverage as Revolution.

Answer:

Selarid is a similar active ingredient. Here is a link of you would like to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/selarid+%28selamectin%29-prod12371.html

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DateSep 20, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicDoxycline
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Question:

Can I take a picture of a paper prescription?? I do not see a way to find this medication on your website. Thank you

Answer:

Here is a direct link to doxycycline: https://www.1800petmeds.com/doxycycline+hyclate-prod12728.html

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DateSep 17, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicChanging meds while positive heartworms
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If the dog have been taking advantage multi heartworms meds for years and get a positive test, is it safe to have a proheart 6 injection while on doxycycline?

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Your veterinarian is definitely the best one to consult about this, but in general, We don't give Proheart 6 to heartworm positive dogs.

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DateSep 15, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedical
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Question:

Is sentinel same as heartguard plus

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No - they are entirely different active ingredients, but they do almost the same things (heartworm prevention and some intestinal parasite coverage. Sentinel gives additional flea egg coverage that heartard doesn't.)

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DateSep 14, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
Topicheart worm
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heart worm medication that won't affect my pet if they aren't present

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I'm sorry, I can't tell what you are asking by how you phrased your question. Feel free to ask another question if you still need help.

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DateSep 14, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
Topicheart worm
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how do I know the signs

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Here is a direct link to our article about symptoms of heartworm disease: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/heartworms-symptoms-8.html

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DateSep 14, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicTrifex for a 9 month old dog
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Can I get a prescription of trifex to a 29lb 9 month old dog?

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A veterinarian that has met your dog face-to-face must approve it, but yes, here is a link to Trifexis: https://www.1800petmeds.com/trifexis-prod11190.html

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DateSep 13, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicMissed two heartworm prevention doses
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Dogs tested negative for heartworm May 2022. Missed July and August dose. Is it safe to restart now without testing? Thank you.

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It entirely depends on what kind of preventative you use so consult the veterinarian that prescribed it for the best advice.

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DateSep 13, 2022
CategoryHeartworm Disease
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedication Refill
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Question:

Hello, This website is out of stock for my dog's heartworm prevention Selarid. Is there another brand to order that will be similar to this? Thanks, Julia

Answer:

Revolution is similar. Here is a link to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/revolution-prod10265.html

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