INJECTION--HW PREV 6-MOS <11LBS
Our records show your dog is due for a renewal of his 6-month heartworm prevention injection, ProHeart6. ProHeart6 is a safe, effective way to prevent heartworms and intestinal worms in all dogs. More importantly, dog owners are freed up from the worry of remembering to give oral monthly heartworm preventatives on time.
The active ingredient, moxidectin, is in the same drug family as the monthly oral heartworm preventatives we are already familiar with: Heartgard, Interceptor, and Sentinel. ProHeart6 is simply used differently, employing already tried-and-true technology. The same techniques used to formulate the medicine in DepoProvera 3-month injections for women are used to formulate ProHeart6 6-month injections, allowing a timed release of the medication for complete prevention of heartworms and intestinal worms in dogs.
ProHeart6 is considered more effective than oral monthly heartworm preventatives due to once the injection is administered, the medication will be in the dog's system for the prescribed 6 months. Oral medications are subject to several variables: did the dog actually eat it, did the dog throw up the medication, was the medication properly absorbed in the digestive tract, etc.
The doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital recommend ProHeart6 6-month heartworm prevention injections for all dogs over 6 months of age.