I’ve moved from Japan w my dog. Could you please tell me about vaccination, heart worm prevention?

Question by Teddy: I’ve moved from Japan w my dog. Could you please tell me about vaccination, heart worm prevention?
Hello. I’ve moved from Japan with my dog, and now live in Ohio. Could you please help me out?

The vaccination that my dog has been given in Japan was “Duramune Max 5”. I paid about $ 70 for this vaccination. It was needed once a year. I checked the vaccination name in the internet and found out there is the same one in America too, but how much will it be if my dog get shot by vet in America? Is it also need once a year?

Also, about heart worm medicine. “Milbemycin” is the name of my dog’s medicine, but I couldn’t find the same one when I searched for it in the internet. Instead, I found a lot of different kinds…..like the one you can buy in the internet(Heartgard plus, Iverhart Plus, Interceptor, Sentinel). Are these good enough for the heart worm prevention? Or should I get the specific medicine from vet? If so, how much will it be? Need it year round? (In Tokyo, it was needed from June through December. same here in America/Ohio?)

Thank you so much for your help

Best answer:

Answer by tom4bucs
Generally in the US we require an annual vaccination.
And your vet can recommend a good heartworm medication.

You might want to inquire by phone of the Vets in your area (Yellow Pages in Yahoo!) and ask what they charge for each one!

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