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Zoetis accepts advance orders for ProHeart 12

The newly approved heartworm preventive will reach veterinarians in August.

Zoetis accepts advance orders for ProHeart 12
ProHeart 12 eliminates the need for monthly dosing, making compliance easier, according to Zoetis.

Zoetis Inc.’s new 12-month heartworm preventive, ProHeart 12, will begin shipping to U.S. practitioners in early August.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on July 2 announced the regulatory approval of ProHeart 12 (moxidectin), a once-a-year injection formulated to prevent heartworm disease and treat hookworms.

Zoetis is taking online orders for ProHeart 12. Veterinarians also can purchase the prescription preventive by contacting a Zoetis representative or distributor, or by calling 888-963-8471.

Three studies confirmed that ProHeart 12 is 100% effective against heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, the manufacturer reported. The active ingredient, moxidectin, is contained in slow-dissolving microspheres that are stored in a dog’s adipose tissue, Zoetis stated.

“Dogs of all ages, breeds and lifestyles are susceptible to heartworm disease, which is a threat year-round and has been found in all 50 states,” said Claire Walther, DVM, a member of the Veterinary Specialty Team at Zoetis Petcare.

ProHeart 12 is indicated for use in dogs at least a year old.

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