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Q: Heartgard NOT working

May 8, 2009 | By Safari2010 | 6 answers | Expired: 1896 days ago

My lab has been on Heartgard faithfully. We live in the deep south and I have never missed a month giving him his dose. He has heartworms now. Has anyone had this problem. Buying heartgard from my vet his entire 8 years of life.

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Krista
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May 08, 2009

Contact Heartguard, I can't say as I have heard of this problem before, but they are supposed to back up their product. You might be able to get they to help pay for his medical bills.

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Lisa B.
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May 08, 2009

I had a recent question about heartworms and someone answered my question and said they had the exact same problem that you are having. They had records showing they had purchased the heartgard faithfully and the company paid their vet bills. Someone else said they if they missed one month their vet wanted to re test for heatworms.

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Jessica  B.
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May 08, 2009

It is true Heartguard will stand behind the effectiveness of it's product and will reimburse the vet bills for a dog's treatment should it be tested heartworm positive and it can be proven that the dog was on heartguard year round. You will also want to make sure that your vet sends out a blood sample to a private lab for testing before you start treatment....'false' positives do happen from time to time. Best of luck!

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