Virbac Sponsors Pet Dental Health Campaign

As part of National Pet Dental Health Month, Virbac Animal Health launched “Clean Every Tooth Pet Home Dental Care” campaign to help educate owners about the importance of making their pet’s dental health part of a daily routine.  The campaign provides information and educational materials at CETdental.com is designed to support the annual National Pet Dental Health Month in February. With CET (Clean Every Tooth), Virbac hopes the prevention of dental disease will become as natural to pet owners as vaccinations and heartworm prevention.  Virbac supports a variety of pet home dental health programs with products like CETChews, Aquadent Drinking Water Additive, and brushing kits. National Pet Dental Health Month is sponsored by a number of commercial and industry organizations including Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Dental Society.

Merial Immiticide, Heartgard Shortage

Merial Ltd has reported that it has limited supply of Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride) and Heartgard (ivermectin) Tablets due to technical issues encountered during a planned manufacturing plant transfer. The shortage only relates to Merial’s hard, non-beef, Heartgard Tablets, not Heartgard Chewables or Heartgard Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) Chewables.  Merial currently expects the Immiticide shortage through the first quarter of 2010 and does not expect Heartgard Tablets to be available until 2011.  In addition to Heartgard, other leading heartworm medications include Interceptor, Sentinel, and Tri-Heart