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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for all the responses! Really appreciate it!