Why was ProHeart recalled?

Why was ProHeart recalled?

In 2004, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Fort Dodge Animal Health (FDAH) voluntarily recalled ProHeart 6 because of CVM’s concerns regarding reports of serious ADEs in dogs following use of the drug.

Is ProHeart safe for dogs?

ProHeart 12 has also been found to be safe for dogs that are sensitive to ivermectin, which is a common ingredient in oral heartworm preventatives. Talk with your veterinarian to see if your dog is a good candidate.

How do you calculate pro heart?

Dose: The recommended subcutaneous dose is 0.05 mL of the constituted suspension/kg body weight (0.0227 mL/lb.). This amount of suspension will provide 0.17 mg moxidectin/ kg bodyweight (0.0773 mg/lb.). To ensure accurate dosing, calculate each dose based on the dog’s weight at the time of treatment.

What does pro heart cover?

Hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and whipworms: ProHeart treats adult and larval hookworm infections existing at the time of administration. ProHeart is not effective against and does not have label indications to treat roundworm, tapeworm, or whipworm infections.

What is the safest heartworm medication for dogs?

The two most common (and generally considered safe) heartworm preventative ingredients used today are ivermectin (used in Heartgard by Merial, and other products) and milbemycin oxime (used in Interceptor by Novartis).

Is ProHeart the same as Heartgard?

While Heartgard Plus is a tasty treat-like chew that you can give to prevent heartworms, hookworms AND roundworms, Proheart6 eliminates the need to remember your monthly dose for your pet with just twice a year shots.

Do dogs really need heartworm medication?

Heartworm disease can be prevented in dogs and cats by giving them medication once a month that also controls various internal and external parasites. Heartworm infections are diagnosed in about 250,000 dogs each year. 1 But there is no good reason for dogs to receive preventives all year; it is just not needed.

How much is the 12 month heartworm shot?

ProHeart 6 is a heartworm prevention shot that lasts six months ($50 to $150 per six months), and ProHeart 12 is a shot that is given annually ($75 to $350 per year). It’s generally recommended that heartworm medications be administered year-round to best prevent against these deadly parasites.

Can I buy ProHeart 12 online?

Order ProHeart 12 Already certified? Sign in or register today to order ProHeart 12. It’s an easy process that can be done directly online. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Use PROHEART 6 in dogs 6 months of age or older and PROHEART 12 in dogs 12 months of age or older.

Do dogs really need heartworm pills?

What is the safest heartworm and flea prevention for dogs?

The 7 Best Heartworm Prevention Medicines for Dogs

  1. Heartgard Plus Soft Chews. Best Overall Heartworm Prevention for Dogs.
  2. Tri-Heart Plus Chewables.
  3. Revolution Topical Solution.
  4. Inceptor Chewable Tablets.
  5. Trifexis Chewable Tablet.
  6. Sentinel Flavor Tabs.
  7. Advantage Multi Topical Solution.

How long can a dog go without heartworm pills?

Any time a dog goes more than six weeks without heartworm prevention the dog is at risk of infection. Dogs with mature infections (in which hearworms are mating and producing larvae in the bloodstream) may experience a shock-like adverse reaction to heartworm prevention.

Is heartworm injection better than tablets?

Unlike oral or topical medications that require monthly dosing, heartworm shots are administered just twice a year. ProHeart 6 (Moxidectin) is the only FDA-approved heartworm shot and it provides six months of protection. It also treats hookworm infections.

How can I get heartworm medicine without a vet?

Go to ABC Online Pharmacy (see resources) if you don’t mind using the generic brand of Heartgard. This will save you a lot of money over the course of a year, and the generic brand is known for being just as good as Heartgard. You don’t need a prescription since the company is based in Canada.

How much does ProHeart injection cost?


Illness/Wellness Exam: $67.25 (WITH APPT)
Emergency Exam: $98.70
Heartgard Plus or Proheart 6 Injection: $58.46-$76.92 (by weight)
Proheart 12: $108.86-$161.53 (by weight)
X-ray diagnostics: $115.76 – $173.65

Should I give my dog heartworm medicine in the winter?

As winter descends upon New England in full force, more and more dog owners ask us if we recommend continuing heartworm prevention through the winter months. The short answer is yes. The American Heartworm Society recommends year-round heartworm prevention, and we agree.

  • September 22, 2022