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Old 03-18-2019, 02:25 AM
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Our vet recommends HeartGuard, which is just Ivermectin.

I didn't even want to take ivermectin ONCE to get rid of mites so I have cognitive dissonance about giving it to my dog every month for the better part of the year for the rest of her life.

Are there OTC and/or holistic prevention alternatives? Laurel is pretty good about eating supplements. She eats Instinct brand frozen lamb for breakfast and dinner and enjoys sharing fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, etc. with me.

I know that Heartworm isn't a death sentence any more, but we are low income as well as rural and might have difficulty accessing services. Laurel is also a young mix who needs a lot more outdoor time than an older purebred might.

I also overthink these things sometimes, lol.
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Try googling 'natural flea and tick' treatments for dogs and see what comes up. If I remember, citrus is objectionable to them. I heard that lemon juice, diluted 1/2 with H20 and sprayed on the dog. Make sure you just wipe the solution on the face, and not get any of it in the eyes. Make sure you look this up, I'm 80 and sometimes my memory ain't right!
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Your memory is just right for an 80 year old and my research skills and hardware are fine for a mid-50s person, it's the tech industry and maybe the whole world that's broken!

Just let me know if I get on your nerves sometimes so I'll know to take a break or lighten up.
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You never 'get on my nerves'!!! I LOVE to answer posts about Chihuahuas!
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I use revolution on my chi , it protects against heart worms. And fleas


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