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Heartworm prevention schedules

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I know seasonal heartworm prevention relies upon typical weather, since heartworms can only survive in weather that is consistently above 55 degrees for some period of time (correct me if I am misrepresenting this). The schedule for my area is June-November. But since we've had a pretty mild winter, should I be amending this schedule in any way for the best protection? Any information or opinions on this are greatly appreciated.
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I keep them on year round. Heartworm preventative also deworms for intestinal parasites depending on type of hwp it also does roundworm, hookworms, whipworms. Those parasites are out there year round in wildlife feces and contaminated feces of other dogs.
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