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Medication for puppies?

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Our puppy has been with us for a month. At the first visit the vet gave us a free sample of heartguard and another for sentinal. she said that since sentinal worked for both heartworm and fleas we could give out puppy that and repeat the process on same day every month. Now we meant to order more sentinal for the coming months but forgot and now the 4 weeks are up. and petsmart said they dont carry medication. so our only choice is to order sentinal online which will take 4-5 business days. My question:

1-will not giving the med on the exact date harm the puppy?

2-if its essential to give the med on the exact same day then can I give the other sample heartguard med to her this month and switch back to sentinal next month?

Please could anybody knowledgeable answer! .....would be v grateful
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Thanks for your reply, agilitycolliemom!

we got our puppy from the shelter so we dont know what she is. She is supposed to be a lab mix (said the shelter ppl) and the her vet conjectured that she seems to have a collie mix too.

why should'nt collies be given heartguard? and I got the feeling from your reply that its not an emergency if she is given her sentinal 5 days later. (being a newbie I assumed that it was). thanks for replying and settling my panic somewhat.
Poly..thanks a lot for the info!

the vet gave us just some samples of the heartworm medicine and a card for future discounts on the med when we order in online. no prescription. maybe we were supposed to get the prescription from the vet's assistant/reception though she didnt say so. and being complete newbie dog owners we had no idea that this was a prescription med and wouldnt just be available everywhere. must've been a glitch from our side..and i guess we need to go back to the vet and ask.

Oh and we are located in Atlanta.
Craven-That was great info abt 45 days. specially since we have to wait till sat. to go to the vet.

Poly-Thanks for all that info..which we totally didnt know. well..one lives and learns

thanks all...
Thanks dogtrng: we got sentinal from the vet and gave it to our puppy.

allaboutpoodles: that was awesome info. and will be so helpful in the future.
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