We used to use heartguard but have since switched to Interceptor, I belive it protects them from more worms such as hook worms, round worms etc
adeinert said:Regarding PROHEART:
I have received many emails from people with firsthand stories of dogs dying after the use of proheart - it cannot be used on our boxers and any vet that doesn't know that isn't doing his/her homework.
We had one surrendered right after the owners giving up the dog had it receive a proheart injection - our vols went to pick up the boxer and she was going into shock. It's a nasty, nasty drug and it's one I make my adopters promise not to use.
Many vets don't like Revolution because you are giving six months of drugs all at once - too much junk getting sent into the system. That goes against my philosophy of avoiding pumping our babies full of poison.
In Florida all the vets I know (allopathic and homeopathic) highly suggest using heartworm protection and what I hear most safe is Heartguard (or Plus) or Interceptor. I use ivermectin which is in Heartguard.
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