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Hi everyone, I have my dog on yearly heartworm injections and decided to change over to monthly tablets. He is due for his yearly injection 06/09/2021. Question is when can I start the monthly tablets and what sort of time lapse can there be after his due date? I have ordered the tablets and am worried about the time lapse with him being due 06/09

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The active ingredient in the tablets is probably Ivermectin.   It is a pretty safe drug (the dosage for mange is 10 x that for heartworm prevention, and even that is considered safe), so don't worry about starting while the injection is supposed to be in effect.  On the otherhand, if there are no mozzies there'sno danger, so don't worry about delaying.  Also, my vet says Ivermectin every third month is sufficient to prevent heartworm...so some lapse in coverage isn't a big deal.

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