A Few Words On Heartworm Prevention

I received this e-mail from Karen Yamamoto, a client and subscriber. Karen and her husband Todd own a beautiful mix breed dog named “Allie.”

Karen writes: “Adam… Saw this in the news today. Thought you might be interested.

Monday July 12, 11:31 am Eastern Time FDA OKs Pfizer heartworm drug for cats, dogs WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Pfizer (NYSE:PFE – news) Inc. drug that is the first topical drug to prevent heartworm in dogs and cats at least six weeks old.

The drug, called Revolution, can be applied topically once a month to prevent heartworm and fight fleas and other parasites, the FDA said in a statement.

In clinical trials, Revolution was safe and effective with minimal side effects, the FDA said. The length of treatment varies based on the type of infection, the FDA said. The drug, known generically as selamectin, must be prescribed by a veterinarian.”