Animal Stories - Australian Shepherd


Animal-World Information about: Australian Shepherd

   Surprisingly, the Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia. It was developed entirely in the United States!
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josye - 2014-10-21
I'm sorry Ladies & Gentlemen, but there was a shot for Heart worms about about 13 years ago. It would last 6 months, It was great. I never had any problems with it with my Aussie & Chows. Then the FDA pulled it, because of their monthly competition.

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Evan - 2009-04-28
I once had a sheperd. It died of heartworms, we gave it all it's shots too.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-10
    You don't give it shots for heartworms. They need the heartworm chew tablets every year just like flea and tick medicine every year.
  • lisa - 2011-07-27
    Heartworm are prevented with either monthly pill or monthly topical application - there isn't a shot... If you are using the proper prescribed meds for heartworm then you or your Vet should of contacted it manufacture..
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-17
    You should have given him heartworm preventative.
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-16
    Heartguard is a toxic to them. Interceptor is what they take for prevention of heartworms.
  • Racelle LaMar - 2014-07-25
    Ivermectin at high doses can be toxic in breeds such as collies, that being said- it is dose dependent. The dose in Heartgard is well below the dose which will cause issues and is not a problem.
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Jen - 2012-09-22
Vaccinations do not cover Heartworm - they only cover the Parvo virus, Hepititis, Distemper & Kennel Cough (aka Canine Cough). For protection against Heartworm you would have needed a monthly chew eg Interceptor or Sentinel, Topical Treatment eg Advocate or a yearly injection called 'Proheart' your Vet should have explained all this information to you. Sorry for your loss.

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