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Old 03-19-2009, 03:58 AM
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Question Heartworms? Fleas? Help!

Hi!

Newbie pet owner here!

We just got a yorkie puppy last summer and he has been quite an addition to our family.

Anyway, when I took him for his shots and such then, they gave me pills for heartworm and told me to get some flea stuff. I used all the heartworm stuff (6 months worth) and all was good.

I called yesterday to see when he was due next for shots (babies go to the doctor quite a bit their first few years but not sure about puppies!) and when to start the heartworm/flea stuff now that spring is almost here.

Her response was "well aren't you doing year 'round heartworm?" They never said it was year round! Now, I need to get him checked again and start the pills.

Is this standard? Our family had a dog when I was growing up and I don't remember giving heartworm pills year around, only in the summer. And what kind of flea stuff should I use? There are so many choices out there! We live in a subdivision that used to be a farmer's field and he's confined to our backyard.

Help! Any insight would be appreciated. I hate to be so clueless!
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