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    dakotas_mom is offline Senior Member
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    Default Heartworm in the Pacific Northwest?

    Does anyone live in the Pacific NW and know much about heartworm? I heard it is very rare here... but wondeirng if I should be giving her a preventative anyway since it is mosquito season... she is on Frontline Plus but that doesn't do anything for heartworm I don't think...

    Has anyone had an experience with heartworm in this area?

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    I live in the Portland area and heartworm is rare in this area. I do not give heartworm medication nor do most of the people I know in this area. In southern Oregon, heartworm is problem. In Washington state, it is not a big problem, either.
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    We live in Gresham, but camp and do alot of hiking. Also spend enough time in Southern Oregon that I didn't want to take a chance, so at least Through fall ( high mosquito time) Sammi is getting the heartworm med's.

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    It's 3 years old, but I doubt a lot has changed. Here's a map of heartworm cases.


    I don't live there, so I don't know what to suggest other than ask your vet.

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    We travel to Sunriver, OR in the summer so we are using a heartworm medication. Our vet said that if we were staying in Washington we'd be fine without it.
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    Thanks for all the responses! Really appreciate it!

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