What Type Of Heartworm Medication Is Safe To Use For Aussies?
My vet had mine on Heartguard, my pup started having seizures a day or so after the 1st of month dose, after some research. I found that Aussies should not take Heartguard. After more research found that Aussies and herding breeds have a sensitivity to Ivermectin, which is in Heartguard. Inquired as to what I should give him for protection besides Heartguard. Interceptor was mentioned but never was offered to start my Aussie on that medication. When I finally questioned about changing, was told it was on indefinite backorder.
So all this time, because I'm a relatively new dog owner. My Aussie has been on phenobarbital for seizures that could have been avoided! Needless to say, I'm a little upset that my pup has to go through this. So my question, what are other Aussie owners using for heartworm protection? I desperately want my Aussie off phenobarbital and seizure free. I will not give him another dose of Heartguard!!! Any suggestions? Thank for any help anyone can suggest.