How does ProHeart 6 differ from other canine heartworm preventatives?
ProHeart 6 (moxidectin) provides six months of continuous protection against canine heartworm disease with a single dose, which is different from oral preventatives that must be administered every month. ProHeart 6 eliminates the need for dog owners to remember monthly dosing and places control over heartworm disease completely in the hands of the veterinarian. What is canine heartworm disease? Canine heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic condition in which round worms develop in the heart and major blood vessels of dogs. The worm (heartworm) that causes heartworm disease in dogs is Dirofilaria immitis. Dogs suffer severe heart and pulmonary damage from heartworm infections, as well as dysfunction of the kidney and liver. How is heartworm transmitted in dogs? Adult worms produce offspring (microfilariae) that circulate in blood, and are transmitted to mosquitoes when they feed. The microfilariae undergo development to an infective stage in the mosquito, and are