Jun
1
2018

Do your patients have year-round heartworm protection?

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Heartworm disease is a threat in all 50 states1. Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitos. Climate change, family relocation, and vacation travel have allowed heartworm-carrying mosquitos to expand their range1. For a pet owner, treating heartworm disease can cost up to 15 times more than one year of heartworm prevention2.

No matter what the season, products like Tri-Heart® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel)* should be administered year-round without missed or late doses for effective heartworm protection.Regular monthly treatments with chewable, tasty tablets, such as Tri-Heart® Plus, prevent dogs from getting heartworm disease and treat other dangerous parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms.

*All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. In a small percentage of ivermectin/pyrantel-treated dogs, digestive and neurological side effects may occur. Please visit product website for additional prescribing information.

1. American Heartworm Society.

2. Tri-Heart® Plus pricing for 40-lb. dog using American Heartworm Society average heartworm treatment cost of $1200–$1800 (accessed May 18, 2017).

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