said by chip89:
A lot of times they will test for heartworm at the pond before they put them on the floor.
Guessing you meant Pound... and my dog came from the mother dog and owner...unless in a really bad environment it is HIGHLY unlikely a 6mo old (The age you can start giving them major meds/vacs) puppy is going to have heart worm.
But they will insist still they be tested. I have known dogs before there were the meds that had heart worm but they were all very adult dogs, and lived in wild/where could roam and get into stuff situations. Not your typical most places these days housed and leash walked dogs.
Again can understand the test mandate for adult dogs just starting meds, but for puppies (not from abandoned/unknown situations) just a needless money maker, not just the tests but on going prescribed periodic retest to renew (they don't work?) meds.
OK found a source in Australia (Its OTC there) that will ship Revolution here without scrip... some scream from web FAKE... well since he's been on it not one flea. tick, or heartworm.... now maybe Aussie Physer produced but real thing.... again just there it OTC as it should be here.
OK throw me in jail....dog is 12 years old now and vet always says among the few healthiest happy strong they ever see... and only once a year.
Well actually the Vet doesn't... really healthy dogs make them financially grumpy
... but the medical assistant/receptionist always does.
And actually if a dog has heart worm... yes the meds can be accelerating, but either way heart worm will be fatal accelerated or not.
At least I have yet to hear of any actual cure for it once infested, just that the preventative meds may accelerate demise in an not since puppy treated/untested infested animal. Outcome is the same though just a question of time... always fatal--