Need some advice on organizing your pet's meds? Here's some advice from veterinarian Dr. John Beck:
"... there is the non-technical way of handling these problems. Getting a pill sorter and pre-sorting each pet's medications once a month, including their preventatives, can help you remember. Writing it on your calendar or planner is also helpful. Some heartworm and flea preventatives come with stickers in the box to place on your calendar to remind you to give your meds. I always check it off the calendar once its complete so I don't look back in a few days and wonder if I remembered to give it or not.
Modern technology has made some things a little more convenient. One heartworm preventative has an application that can be added to your smart phone that will remind you to give your preventative on the day you choose. Some animal hospitals can also send you an e-mail reminder or text message when it is time to purchase your next six or 12 month supply of preventative.
Some drug companies have even attempted to make things easier by combining flea and heartworm preventative into one topical solution or one pill (available late February). Another option for heartworm prevention is an injection given once every six months. The injection has to be given in a veterinarian's office, but will protect your dog from heartworms for half a year. Then you don't have to worry about that for half a year."
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