Well, my mom was able to take me for my four month check up to see if I was still positive for heartworms. Those were the most agonizing and longest ten minutes of my life. My mom and I spoke on the drive to the mobile clinic and we determined that even if the test came back positive we were not going to lose hope but we would just test again in two months. This making it the full six months the American Heartworm Association recommends. We tested early because the AHA also states that most will test negative at the sixteen week mark.
The test came back NEGATIVE!!! I tested negative, which means my body has been cleared of the heartworms. My mom was thrilled (I think she still feels bad for allowing this to happen because she had to stop giving me the monthly prevention tabs due to cost) but I forgive her. She is an amazing mom and I know she loves me very much.
She now says that no matter what that year supply of pills will forever be in the budget even if it means she has to cut back on something else for that month that they are due to be bought.
Luckily, we learned that our local grocery store carries medication for pets and my heartworm prevention is substantially less expensive with them than anywhere else. There was even a $12 rebate but my mom wasn’t sure if the company would honor our purchase since it said “submit your receipt from your veterinarian office (no third party)” but last night when we looked to see if there was one for this year she saw on the one posted on the website it states” submit your receipt from your veterinarian office or Merck approved retailed” so who knows she probably could have gotten $12 back off the already low price.
She said she would be on the lookout later this year for a rebate.
Please, make sure you all get tested yearly and stay on your heartworm prevention all year round.
Toodles ❤ Bells