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Old 07-21-2011, 08:03 AM
Location: North Western NJ
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then your talking about a brand other than what im familiar with...

heartguard along with many other brands clearly state (and vets clearly state) do NOT divide...and yes while the other 1/2 would have the rest of the dose, critter wouldnt be getting that till next month meaning 1 month they could get more than they "need" the next they get less...

if your brand says splitting is fine, the go for it...
but you realy should state the brand your using or that "the brand i use"...
becaus epeople often assume "well i can do it with this brand so i can do it with all brands" and thats NOT how it works with many heartguard preventatives.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:21 PM
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http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/heartworm.html........... your new pet is very beautiful
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:54 PM
Location: Sunny Florida
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Originally Posted by rural lady View Post
She's a beauty, I once had an Akita
You can buy heartworm medicine tablets from Canada Vet its called Valueheart, you don't need an RX, no doubt she will take a whole pill, what I did with my smaller weight dogs was buy the larger dose and split it in half for both dogs, it helped with the costs, anymore anything with pets is expensive, shame its that way.
My dogs never had heartworm, you can check the ingredients for that comparing to heartguard, Canada is not allowed to sell heartguard to the USA being its made from meat which I believe makes it fall into the USDA category of the USA not being able to buy heartguard from Canada, I think its bull so that people are stuck paying the vets % plus the drug companies in the USA
Thank you so much for posting this information! I researched it and it seems legit. As for splitting the pills, yes, it's fine because the active ingredient is evenly distributed throughout the tablet. I got this information from their website:

Q. My dog only weighs 4.5kg (approx 10lbs). Can I cut the small dog tablet in half or do I need to give the full tablet?

A. You can safely cut the tablet in half if required. Valuheart has been formulated so that the active ingredient Ivermectin is evenly distributed throughout the tablet.
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