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Is it better to give your dog the monthy heartworm pill or the bi-anual shots?

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My friend is giving her dogs shots. I've always given the monthly pill. Which one is better?
asked Jun 6, 2013 in Dog Health by anonymous

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It depends if your dog has ever tested positive for heartworm. If so then the monthly pill is better. Many people prefer the bi-annual shot because they are easier to remember. It can also be more cost-effective. Keep in mind that no medication is 100% effective. To ensure the meds are working, vets recommend bi-annual or annual testing. Since many of the heartworm meds prevent tick-borne diseases, many vets give combination tests.
answered Jun 9, 2013 by (36,420 points)