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Atuallly I do not think you have a thing to worry about. There are many that go 45 days./ I do not, I give on the lst of each month. I have been a couple of days late due to illness, etc I found the lstis easier to remember than say the 6th or 14, th, etc.
Now as to symptoms, it takes months and months before you notice any. I watched what happened with my njeighbor's two dogs. They would not give the pills because their dogs were "inside dogs" and no amount of talk to convince them that every time those dogs went out to do business, especially when we had had los of rain and skeeters wre thick, that they coudl get bitten 10-20 each time and it only takes one bite. Sure enough both developed heartworms And even tho they could pend $$$$$ a month on ollector cards like baseball and poke mon and pay $$$$ for their boys to be in martial arts classes, they could not afford treatment for the dogs.
The older cocker suffered awful in the eeks before he died. He could go maybe 1 feet and collapse gasping for breath. We tried to convince them to let the vet release him, but they wouln'dt.
The younger had puppies before she was a year old. Then las year, they took in a chihuahua/terrier intact male, ad shegot pregnant after 5 years. All this time I thought they had her fixed after that first litter. Well, she had the puppes, but the stress was to much on her heartworm ridden heart and lungs and she died shortly after they were born, followed by 2 of the 6 pups. this was back last Fall I think. Well, they still have the in-tat male chauhua mix and kept on of the puppies, but I have never dared asked if they kept a male or female, nor of they relented and have THESE ones on the pills.
But as I said, I really don't tink you have a thing to worry about as many go 45 days beween pills and I have read a number of times it is safe to go that long, but they say every 30 days because if you give it on the same day each m onth you are not as likely to forget.
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SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
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HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
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