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Dr. Ken Tudor
Holistic Veterinarian

Do I need to give my dog heartworm medication?

Do I need to give my dog heartworm medication?

August 15, 2016

If your dog will never leave our area, Claremont/Upland/Rancho, you probably don’t need to. The mosquito that transmits heartworm disease in dogs is not commonly found here. So why over-treat? Natural essential oil insect repellents may be all your dog needs.

But if you plan to travel or camp with your dog, you should contact veterinary offices in the areas you plan to visit and find out if heartworm is a problem there. Then you can plan necessary heartworm prevention treatment with your local veterinarian before you travel. Waiting until you get back from a heartworm infested area can be risky for your dog.

Whatever heartworm solution you need, we can help.  

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Ken Tudor DVM
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness. He has developed a pet weight management program and served on the American Animal Hospital Association task force to develop their Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. He is also a frequent guest on the Pet World Insider radio show and a popular guest on the televised Pet Ex Talks-Pet Experts Empowering Pet Parents show.

Do I need to give my dog heartworm medication?

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