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    DefaultFrontline / Heartgard Question

    I can't find the thread, but there was a discussion that Frontline and/or Heartgard could be given every 45 days rather than 30. Which one was it, or was it both? Or was the thread in the health forum?
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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    It would be Heartgard. Frontline is for fleas and ticks. I use frontline as needed.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    Every 30 days for Heartguard.

    Every 45-50 days for Frontline.

    Frontline says it will repel and kill fleas up to 90 days, but only 30 days for ticks.

    I usually go through 3 tubes of frontline for each dog in the summer. The last tube I gave them was the 1st of August. They are due for another one but since it is cold enough the fleas and ticks should be gone.



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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    Umm, not so sure about that. I know Interceptor can go 45 days ... but Heartgard, not sure about.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    I do 5 weeks so 35 days. Heartguard works backwards killing any microfilaria (baby heartworms) that are present before any damage can be done. I don't know how far back it will work - I remember I was told at least 6 weeks.

    Frontline does begin to diminish in the system after 3 weeks but it can still kill ticks for up to 6 weeks. I use that as needed as well - usually two applications in the spring and two in the fall.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    ticks around around through the cold fall months. they still need protection.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    45 days is per Merial (the maker of Heartguard)...Interceptor is the same way. I only use Frontline a couple of times a summer.
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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    I use Inteceptor every 45 days (same for Heartguard).

    Normally only use Frontline in April and then again in July; but I applied some this past weekend since we are still in the high 70's and low 80's around here. Some people at work are talking about fleas.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    I give generic ivermectin every 45 days through the warm months.

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    DefaultRe: Frontline / Heartgard Question

    Maybe I will go to the two or three times a year protocol for Frontline.

    I just put them on a 40-day Interceptor/Heartgard program. I did 40 so I would have a few days grace if I happened to forget. :-[


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