As previously highlighted in a past blog, Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. It absolutely cannot emphasized enough that it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to contract heartworm disease. Luckily for pet owners, there is a wide array of heartworm prevention to choose from, most of which are in the form of liquid topicals, tablets, and flavored chewables. Remembering to administer heartworm prevention monthly is easier said than done; compliance with heartworm preventives is low across all areas of the country with 49% of dog owners admitting they’ve missed medication doses.
ProHeart 6 is the only injection that provides 6 full months of continuous heartworm protection in a single dose. Thanks to an ingenious, unique mode of action (MOA), ProHeart 6 provides sustained concentrations in the span of 6 months, eliminating the stress with keeping up with monthly dosage.
Is ProHeart 6 safe for my dog?
For the safety of your dog, only ProHeart 6- certified veterinarians and veterinary technicians can administer it.
ProHeart 6 should only be used in healthy dogs. Generally, ProHeart 6 is healthy for puppies ages 6 months and older, no matter what weight.
ProHeart 6 is FDA approved:
-Proven safe and effective in dogs
-Safe for pregnant and lactating females, breeding males, and ivermectin-
Additionally, ProHeart 6 also provides treatment for hookworm infections.
How can I switch my dog to ProHeart 6?
Switching from a liquid topical or oral heartworm prevention to ProHeart 6 is simple! As long as your dog is current on his or her heartworm test and annual exam, Dr. Pettyjohn, Dr. Hall, or a certified veterinary technician can administer the ProHeart 6 injection.
How long should I wait in between heartworm prevention doses to switch?
ProHeart 6 is safe to administer as soon as a week after your dog’s last oral
heartworm preventative was given.
How much does ProHeart 6 cost?
The cost is determined by your dog’s weight. Contact us for an estimate.
ProHeart 6 and Bravecto Are A Dream Team
ProHeart 6 is recommended to coincide with Bravecto. Bravecto is a simple, single-dose chewable that provides protection from adults fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks.
- Bravecto works fast: starts killing fleas within 2 hours and kills >98% of fleas within 12 hours.
- Bravecto is safe:
- FDA approved
- approved for puppies 6 months or older with a weight minimum of 4.4LBS
- labeled for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating female dogs
- Bravecto does not contain wheat or gluten
Mail-in rebates for multiple doses of Bravecto are available; contact us for more information.
Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and risk factors are impossible to predict. And because infected mosquitoes can come inside, both outdoor and indoor pets are at risk. Heartworm disease is potentially fatal but with products like ProHeart 6, is easily preventable.