Who invented heartworm medication?

Answer Merck & Co., Inc., developed ivermectin based heartworm preventative and treatment medication in partnership with Dr. Satoshi Omura. In 1975, Dr. Omura derived ivermectin from avermectin bacteria h... Read More »

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Flea and Heartworm Medication?

Pets are vulnerable to flea and heartworm anytime they are outside, but particularly in warmer weather. Fleas thrive in temperatures between 65 and 80 F, according to Vet Info, and heartworms are c... Read More »

Canine Allergy to Heartworm Medication?

Heartworm medication is a life-saver for dogs. It can prevent heartworms from growing to lethal size, and kills them before they do more damage to the heart and lungs. Some dogs, however, are aller... Read More »

How long does dog heartworm medication last?

Early prescriptions for heartworm required supplying your dog with a daily dosage. Today, nearly all forms of heartworm medication last for a month or more. "Heartworms are a parasite that is carri... Read More »

When was heartworm medicine invented?

After being used on soldiers with filiariasis in World War II, diethylcarbamazine became the first heartworm medication prescribed to dogs beginning in the 1950s. This was more than 100 years after... Read More »