My vet always asks me if I want the heartworm test. She said that
depending if they have heartworms already or do not have them,
that is what determines if the dog should be on the medication.
I can't afford the test or the medication. I love my dog dearly,
but it is all I can do to keep up the the normal rabies, distemper
and lyme disease vaccinations. And the occasional anti-mite
treatment. I get the lyme because we have ticks in our area.
The rabies is obviously needed. The skeeters are almost non-existent
where I live, so I hope and pray Riley never has a problem with
heartworms. He is mostly inside with me, except for our walks
and his outside bathroom trips. Plus he's almost 14 and I don't
want to stress his system out with chemicals on a constant basis.
Vet visits are very expensive!
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech haolam --Blessed are you O Lord our God, King of the universe