I would never take a chance with heart worm... I use NuHeart that is just for heart worm... small pill once a month... we do not have issues with heart worm in NoCal but I do not take a chance. I use it year round. In the area that there is frost/frozen for the winter you can use it just in the spring/summer/fall months.
For fleas/ticks I use frontline but only when I see fleas... again in NoCal not too much of an issue.. I need to use it maybe about twice a year and only when need or if I am traveling with the pups.
Long time no post
I haven't disappeared from the planet. Been so busy unable to write new posts but I find it interesting reading what is written about Fanconi particularly as so much of the advise given is often contradictory. Why is that?
tanza last edited by
Such as what?
DebraDownSouth last edited by
What do you find contradictory? I have seen irresponsible breeders post no need to test as "they don't have it in their lines" or "test not worth anything"… but most responsible breeders and owners tell you to do the linkage test (especially if breeding, but should be by everyone), strip monthly and follow the Protocol if your dog develops fanconi.
Do you mean medical advice about treatments?
Read all the quotes and statements on Fanconi and work out how contradictory it is for yourself. I don't think many UK Basenji owners do a Fanconi 'strip monthly' and certainly some breeders do advocate no test. Are such breeders irresponsible not necessarily. A 'probable' diagnosis on any medical condition is hardly a scientic diagnosis to say the least but testing is better than not and is certainly better than doing nothing.