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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 my dog on Interceptor year-round for complete parasite protection. She had heartworms before I adopted her so there is no way I am taking any chances with that. It seems like with the mosquito season we have coming up, protection will be more important than ever. I wouldn't want to have to think about when to stop and start such an important form of preventative health care.
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