1. From the Heart: True Stories of Heartworm Disease
Do your clients understand the difficulties associated with heartworm disease treatment? Oftentimes, clients don't understand the emotional and financial burden of heartworm disease treatment and that it may not clear their dog of heartworms. The DVD "From the Heart: True Stories of Heartworm Disease" profiles 4 clients and offers an insightful look into their experiences. Order a complimentary DVD to play in your waiting room by contacting your Merial Sales Representative or by calling Merial Customer Care at 1-888-637-4251.
2. Sergeant Chew Year-Round Prevention Video
Not all pet owners understand heartworm disease. That's why HEARTGARD Plus Sergeant Chew is here to help. The following video is a quick and easy way to educate your clients on how heartworms are spread and how to prevent heartworm disease with HEARTGARD Plus. Order a complimentary DVD to play in your waiting room by contacting your Merial Sales Representative or by calling Merial Customer Care at 1-888-637-4251.
3. Scenario Calendar Video
Do your clients know that HEARTGARD Plus kills immature heartworm larvae already in the dog today, but does not have an effect on new larvae introduced tomorrow? That's why it's so important to give HEARTGARD Plus every 30 days. Share the facts and teach your clients how HEARTGARD Plus works by showing this quick and informative educational video.
One Bite Poster
Do your clients know how heartworm disease is transmitted? All it takes is one bite from a mosquito to spread this potentially deadly disease to pets. Print the following poster to spread awareness about how heartworm disease is transmitted. Order a larger version for your clinic waiting room by contacting your Merial Sales Representative or by calling Merial Customer Care at 1-888-637-4251.
Puppy Tip Sheet
Few things compare to the joy of bringing home a new puppy. But a pet owner's first visit to a veterinarian can be overwhelming. Download the Puppy Tip Sheet and share it with your new pet owners to help them understand the basics of heartworm disease prevention, hookworms and roundworms, fleas and ticks, and the various vaccines that are recommended during a dog's first year of life.
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Brand Products Coupon
HEARTGARD is here to help your clients save money on year-round heartworm disease prevention. Download and print the $12 rebate for your clients and they'll receive $12 back when they purchase twelve doses of HEARTGARD Brand Products - the Real-Beef Chewable dogs love to take1 and pet owners love to give.2
1 Of dogs showing a preference in three studies conducted by independent investigators, dogs preferred HEARTGARD® Chewables over INTERCEPTOR® (milbemycin oxime) FLAVOR TABS® by a margin of 37 to 1; data on file at Merial.
2 Opinion Research Corporation, Heartworm Pill Survey, 2009.
HEARTGARD® Plus Brochure
This brochure is great for your waiting room to show clients the dangers Heartworms, Hookworms and Roundworms pose to their pets. It also explains how the Real-Beef Chewable prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls hookworms and roundworms in dogs.
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Reminder App
Available for both iPhone® and Android, the HEARTGARD reminder app is one of the easiest ways your clients can be reminded to give HEARTGARD Brand Products year-round once they leave your practice. Download the app for iPhone or Android
Chew or be Chewed Poster
Coming Soon! All dogs are at risk for heartworm disease. In addition, hookworms and roundworms are another common threat pets face. Download the attached poster to help educate pet owners on the dangers of heartworms, hookworms and roundworms. Order a larger version for your clinic exam room by contacting your Merial Sales Representative or by calling Merial Customer Care at 1-888-637-4251.
Program Overview Guide with Staff Training Scripts
Talking about heartworm disease isn't always easy. But when everyone does their part talking about the need for year-round heartworm disease prevention, more pets get the year-round protection they need. Download the Power of 12 Program Overview guide with staff training scripts and give your staff helpful talking points they can use whether they're a receptionist, technician, practice manager or veterinarian.
Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare Guidelines
The American Heartworm Society, AHAA, AVMA, CAPC and the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare all recommend year-round administration of heartworm preventive products.1,2,3 Download the PPPH guidelines here and share them with your staff.
Heartworm Incidence Map
Heartworm disease has been found in all 50 states4 and continues to spread. Review the latest Heartworm Incidence Map from the American Heartworm Society and teach your staff about the threat of heartworm disease in your area.
2012 Dosing Report
Do you have clients that request products combining heartworm disease prevention with flea control? Dosing data shows that clients using combination products are less likely to provide year-round heartworm prevention than stand-alone products.5 Download a report that shows you how HEARTGARD Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) compares to other products.
Why is Form Important?
It's hard to disagree, dogs love the Real-Beef Chewable.6 Did you know that in a comparison study, 1 out of 5 pet owners reported finding one or more chewable tablets they thought their dog had swallowed.7 Share the benefits of the HEARTGARD Plus Real-Beef Chewable with your staff so everyone understands how easy Heartworm Disease Prevention can be.
1 The American Animal Hospital Association-American Veterinary Medical Association Preventive Healthcare Guidelines Task Force. Practice Guidelines: Development of new canine and feline preventive healthcare guidelines designed to improve pet health. JAVMA. 2011;239(5):625-629.
2 Current Canine Guidlines. American Heartworm Society website. http://www.heartwormsociety.org/veterinary-resources/canine-guidelines.html. Accessed December 13, 2012.
3 Controlling Internal and External Parasites in U.S. Dogs and Cats. The companion Animal Parasite Council website at http://www.capcvet.org/recommendations/guidelines.html Accessed. December 13, 2012.
4 Where is Heartworm Disease? Available at: http://heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm.html#where. Accessed December 14, 2012.
5 Data on file at Merial.
6 Of dogs showing a preference in three studies conducted by independent investigators, dogs preferred HEARTGARD® Chewables over INTERCEPTOR® (milbemycin oxime) FLAVOR TABS® by a margin of 37 to 1; data on file at Merial.
7 Opinion Research Corporation, Heartworm Pill Survey, 2009.