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I asked my vet last night if I could split the Heartguard chew thing in half and give half to Lexi and half to Nikki. They said you can't do this because the medicine is not evenly distributed throughout the chew thing. The manufacture is the one that told them this. I thought I would post this because I've heard on here that some people do this.
 

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Originally posted by msmagnolia@Jun 30 2005, 05:09 PM
I've used Heartguard for years.  Of course Jolie eats the whole thing.  Sadie will eat hers but I have to break it into 3rds and give her each piece until its gone.  Sassy will not have any part of the Heartguard.  Last month I had to break it into tiny little pieces and put them in turkey to get her to eat.  Since I don't give my dogs people food I was less than thrilled and she still really didn't want to eat it.  This month the vet gave me a much smaller pill called Interceptor.  I guess I can always stick it down her throat it need be.
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Heartguard also comes in a pill form I think.
 

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The girls are both on the Heartguard now. I gave it to them on Wednesday. The chew thing was too big for Nikki. After breaking it up into little pieces she was only able to eat a little over 3/4 of it before her little tummy was full.
Next one I will give her some in the morning and then the rest later in the day.
 

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Originally posted by elliesmomie@Jul 1 2005, 12:29 PM
i'm so glad someone posted about this.  my vet told me that i COULD break the Heartguard chew into half. 

i haven't so far, but i was going to this weekend.  the vet said that because of our location in California and l.e.'s size that half of the chew would be just fine for her.  but after reading this post, i won't chance it.  i wouldn't want even a possibility of l.e. getting heartworms.

thanks!!!
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The vet I saw on Monday told me I could split it. I went on Wednesday to get the Forbid and a couple more heartguard chew things and the other vets and office staff said I couldn't. They were supposed to get back to me to let me know if they were wrong and you could do it.
 
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