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Keep Your Treatment Protocol in Place; Adulticide Supplies are Available

Keep Your Treatment Protocol in Place; Adulticide Supplies are Available

What we know today

  • According to sources at Merial, melarsomine, the only approved product for treatment of heartworm infection, continues to be available to veterinarians with heartworm-positive dogs.
  • As has been the case for the past two years, the product is only available through a restricted distribution program and not through distributors.
  • Veterinarians must contact Merial directly to obtain the medication.

Stay the course with heartworm treatment 

Treatment of heartworm-positive dogs is vitally important, both for the health of the dog and to help reduce the risk of infection in other pets. The American Heartworm Society (AHS) has guidelines for heartworm treatment, which include administration of adulticide and other medications. These guidelines are designed to achieve maximum efficacy in killing all stages of worms while mitigating the adverse effects of dying worms in treated dogs. Comprehensive information on these guidelines is available at, where you can also watch a video interview with Dr. Clarke Atkins as he explains the protocol steps.

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, leaves are starting to turn, and football season is here. But that doesn’t mean your clients can forget about protecting their pets from heartworms.

To keep this message front and center with your clients, we’re sharing a set of new posters you can print OR post on your Facebook or Instagram page.

  • To save or print a poster, just click on the image below, then click on the “download” button and save the PDF file.
  • To save a poster for use on your social pages, simply open the downloaded poster, then right click on the file and follow the menu instructions to save the file as a JPEG image.

For more client tools, be sure to visit the Resource Center. And if you don’t already, make sure you’re sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts!