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ProHeart 12 is here year-round to protect your dog

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One dose: constant protection for your dog means constant peace of mind for you

ProHeart 12 fits in with annual wellness visits

With no monthly doses to remember, there are no gaps in protection for a full year. It’s so important to keep your dog protected. Just one missed dose of any heartworm preventative can result in heartworm disease, a potentially fatal condition.

Just one shot of ProHeart 12 provides protection for your dog all year long.

It is the only FDA-approved product that prevents heartworm disease in dogs for 1 full year with just 1 shot given by your veterinarian. At the time of the shot, ProHeart 12 also treats hookworms.* ProHeart 12 is for use in healthy dogs 12 months of age and older.

Heartworm disease is preventable—but are monthly chewables right for you and your dog?

There are other options to prevent heartworm disease, but before you commit to monthly chewables, consider this:

  • When life gets busy, it can be tough to stay on top of monthly dosing—and many pet owners do forget
  • Dogs may vomit or spit out the chews, which means the pet owner has to redose
  • Some dogs refuse to eat “treat-like” preventatives

Monthly chewables offer 12 chances to miss a dose!

Heartworm disease can be deadly. ProHeart 12 is a long-lasting injectable that prevents heartworm disease for 12 months, plus:

  • You can easily fit in heartworm disease prevention with ProHeart 12 when you go for your dog’s yearly vet visit
  • The convenience of a once-a-year injection means you don’t have to worry about forgetting a monthly dose and putting your dog at risk for heartworm disease

ProHeart 12 is effective & safe

In a real-world study, ProHeart 12:

  • Was 100% effective against heartworm* in dogs
  • Was found to be safe for most types of dogs, including:
    • Reproducing dogs and their puppies
    • Collies sensitive to ivermectin—a common ingredient in monthly heartworm products
  • Had a similar adverse event profile to Heartgard® Plus
    • Many common medicines were given at the same time in clinical trials

How do dogs get infected with heartworms?

The short answer: mosquitoes. A single bite from an infected mosquito can put your dog at risk for developing heartworm disease.

  1. An infected mosquito bites your dog, infecting your dog with heartworm larvae.
  2. The heartworms then mature inside your dog, living in major vessels around the heart and even sometimes inside the heart itself.
  3. It could take longer than 7 months for the heartworms to be detectable with routine testing. An adult heartworm can grow up to a foot in length, living inside your dog’s heart and lungs.

Life Cycle of Heartworms

By |September 6th, 2019|

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