PetMeds® Missing Heartworm Pet meds Dosage
In the prior blog I addressed the question about what an animal guardian should do if they miss a dose of heartworm pet medicine. As mentioned, simply resuming monthly administration is the answer in most cases. The reason why animal guardians should not just pick and choose their own schedule of monthly heartworm medication administration is that it is hard to predict when heartworm transmission season ends or begins in many areas of the country.
With the recent tendency to global warming, heartworm-carrying mosquitoes have been seen even in colder months in some areas. Also many animal guardians will forget to start up heartworm preventative medication, if left to decide on their own, as well as the fact that irregular use of many medicines such as prescribed antibiotics and/or parasitic medication may be associated with the development of resistant strains of parasites, which is a recent concern even with heartworm medication that is currently being looked at more closely.
Also most of the monthly oral heartworm medicines like Sentinel or Heartgard helps control and prevent other parasites such as intestinal worms, which can occur any time of year in most areas of the country.