2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:14 PM
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Best place to buy heart guard in Park Ridge? I feel like the vet always overcharges.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:17 PM

I feel like Costco may sell it.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:25 PM

I always say to only use heart guard in the summer/spring and fall month. Dogs get heart worm from a mosquito bite that carries the virus. Mosquitoes are inactive in the winter,

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:25 PM

Giving heart guard all year is waste of money

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:37 PM

Yeah I only do the warm months. I totally slacked last summer though. It still sucks to buy when you got two big dogs.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:48 PM

How much do you pay? I pay 30 bucks for 6 months at park animal hospital. I think its 28 on petmeds. com

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:51 PM

David Siano

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 1:55 PM

From someone who worked in a veterinary office, I can tell you to only buy those products at your veterinary office. And use year round. If by chance your pet were to get heartworm disease while taking the meds, and yes it can happen, the pharmaceutical company will cover treatment costs. But only if purchased by a licensed veterianrian and used year round. Treatment for Heartworm disease can cost anywhere from $700 to $2000. The company will cover cost 100% if the patient was on med year round and bought at vets office. I've personally seen it. The pharmaceutical company states that if bought elsewhere like 1800 PetMeds etc they cannot determine if product was tampered with etc.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 2:08 PM

You can only get it via RX. So it has to be thru the vet, or 1-800-Pet-Meds is an alternative. The cost of the meds is cheaper than the treatment if the dog has heartworm. My rescue Lab went thru heartworm treatment and it is not fun, either.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 2:09 PM

Is it true you have to wait until the dog is 1 year old before starting?

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 2:13 PM

As owner of a dog that has survived heartworm I can say first hand. buy the product from a vet to get the best quality heartworm meds. Treat year round. . and don't miss a treatment. Don't worry about saving a few pennies. the alternative is $1000s more.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 2:37 PM

Put it this way, if your dog gets heartworm, the vet has to give them a injection that's a cousin to arsenic, at least 3 times. And they have to be on strict cage rest for 2 months. So much easier to just make sure they take prevention all year.

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2 years ago on 01/07/2016 at 9:59 PM

I give to my dog all year and my husband buys at the vet. I did not even know that the company that makes the medicine would pay for the cost if the dog gets sick. I'm going to tell my husband. Thanks everyone. I love to be part of this community, many good information shared.

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2 years ago on 01/08/2016 at 11:29 AM

We go to the low-cost vet clinic thats held once a month at Pet Supplies Plus. There's one on Dempster/Harlem and another at Harlem/Foster. It's held 1 Sunday a month. We buy a year's supply there. They are cheaper and always offer a rebate too.

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