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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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For those of you who don't give it year round -- are you worried about intestinal parasites? Do you worm monthly with another product? That's my main reason for 12 months of Interceptor. If there's another option I'd be very interested.
I lived with a dog once who came down with a miserable case of roundworms in the dead of winter. It was disgusting.

But you're right, sassafras: where we live, there are only a couple of months we would be skipping anyway, and Biscuit has never had a bad reaction to Interceptor.
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