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Has anyone ever bought there heart worm prevent online ?
I have been doing some searches for Pet meds and found several products out there . One place caught my eye with a genaric form of HeartGuard and it looks to be the same ingredience as the high dollar stuff . Here is a link to what this is http://www.petcarechoice.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.display/pn/Heartgard/product_id/5075.htm NUHeart is the product.
http://www.petcarechoice.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.display/pn/NULL/product_id/9324.htm
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I've been buying Frontline for fleas & ticks, and Interceptor for heartworm online for a couple years now. It's a heck of a savings. Especially for those with several or more dogs.
Interceptor at the vet for my Lab is $15.00 for a one month dose. It's less than $6.00 a dose via PetMeds.
Veterinarians are getting almost as expensive as MDs and dentists. Five years ago I could get yearly vaccinations, blood test for heartworm, stool sample checked for worms, and 6 months of heartworm pills for under $100.00
Now all of that will be around $300.00 per dog.
If/when I add a Basset Hound rabbit dog this summer I will start administering my own vaccinations.
 

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If you are looking to save a bit in regards to Heartguard, try using Iverhart Plus...same exact thing as Heartguard Plus with a savings of around 40%. You do need a prescription written from your vet of course to get it.
 

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This is one of the reads I found while searching its off of the pet shed

"The most commonly-used preventatives in dogs are ivermectin, milbemycin, selamectin and moxidectin.
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/
Ivermectin is found in Heartgard, Heartgard Plus and generic medications. The ivermectin is contained in these products at very low levels, such that it only acts against heartworm larvae. The 'Plus' products also contain pyrantel, which will kill roundworms and hookworms in the intestine. These medications are available as tablets or chewables administered once per month.
Milbemycin oxime is contained in Sentinel and Interceptor. The dose of milbemycin in these products prevents heartworm as well as treating roundworm, hookworm and whipworm infections. Sentinel also contains lufenuron, which interferes with the life cycle of fleas by preventing flea eggs from hatching (but does not kill adults). Both of these products are flavored tablets given once a month.


http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/
Selamectin is contained in Revolution. This is a once-monthly topical liquid applied to the skin at the back of the neck. It prevents heartworm and controls flea infestations and ear and sarcoptic mites in dogs.
Moxidectin is contained in Proheart tablets and Proheart 6, a six-monthly injection. The injectable form is currently unavailable. The tablets are given once a month and prevent heartworm disease.
All of these products contain macrocyclic lactones. These kill the tissue stages of the larval heartworms very efficiently and only need to be given once a month (or less frequently in the case of the sustained-release injection). They are generally very safe when used in dogs, but should not be used in young pups as they can enter the brain and cause nervous system symptoms such as depression and signs of stupor. Collie-type dogs are more sensitive to nervous- system effects than other dogs, but even in these breeds, the products have several-fold safety margins and are certainly safe at the recommended doses."

the Nuheart product I'm looking at contains the same amount of Ivermectin


http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/as Heartgaurd and Iverheart at even lower cost 15.99 per 6.
I just payed 32.00 bux for it at the vet:yikes:
 
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