Anyone with a dog in Orange County, or anywhere in upstate New York for that matter, has most certainly been told about the horror stories of canines who have been infected with heartworm. We’ve all seen the jar with the heartworm infested heart in our vets’ offices and there is every reason to be concerned. But just how concerned are we supposed to be? The article found by clicking the link below explains it all. Don’t fall prey to the misinformation being doled out at the vet. All heartworm medications are poisons that should be administered to our pets as infrequently as possible. For us, in the Hudson Valley region, that means we should be giving 1 dose twice each year. Generally, 1 dose in August and another in November will be sufficient enough to prevent heartworm from talking hold in your dog. Again, please read this article. If not for the safety of your dog, do so for the simple fact that you will save a 10 doses worth of money each year.