|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Wed May 15, '13 6:15am PST |
|First of all, I would call all area vets, including your own, and find out exactly HOW MANY dogs they have treated for lungworm and how many of them were on the Milbemax. They should have these numbers charted somewhere.
Next, I would contact the manufacturer of the Milbemax and find out what they recommend as far as monthly or every three months.
If lungworm isn't really that prevalent in your locale, then I would continue as you are.
Lungworm is almost non-existent in our area, yet we have one local vet who had a client with it (a stray dog from a completely different region of the US), and now is insisting their clients add lungworm preventative to their dogs monthly preventatives. This one dog is the ONLY one I have ever heard of having it, and this vet did not test for it, she only "suspected" the dog had it and therefore was treating for it. Frankly, in this case I consider it overkill.