Posts tagged "IMMITICIDE"

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

Spring Has Sprung for Pets
If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a... Read more »

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy
Listen to Dr. Ernie Ward on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about heartworm disease: I really don’t get it, heartworm (transmitted by mosquitoes)  can be prevented in dogs and cats. In cats, there is sadly no treatment….In dogs, treatment is available (but now potentially hard to come by). Dr. Ward also points that the weather... Read more »

Heartworm Society Offers Management Plan for Dogs with Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Society Offers Management Plan for Dogs with Heartworm Disease
As I reported here several days ago, the treatment for Heartworm disease in dogs, IMMITICIDE®,(melarsomine dihydrochloride), is now unavailable. First let me clarify – preventatives for heartworm disease in dogs (and cat) are available and they work. In fact, the idea all along – if you give your pet a preventative – there’s no need for... Read more »
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Treatment For Heartworm Disease Not Currently Available

Treatment For Heartworm Disease Not Currently Available
If your dog is undergoing heartworm treatment, contact your veterinarian now. If you are not using a heartworm preventative, perhaps this news story will convince you to do so. IMMITICIDE®,(melarsomine dihydrochloride) the medication used to treat heartworm disease in dogs is currently unavailable (except for product already on the shelves). Merial reports the company that... Read more »