Product News (January 2018)

American Veterinarian®January 2018
Volume 3
Issue 1

A look at some of the latest and greatest products in veterinary medicine for January 2018.


Vanguard CIV H3N2/H3N8 helps protect dogs against the 2 strains of canine influenza virus known to be circulating in the United States— H3N2 and H3N8. This bivalent vaccine has demonstrated safety and efficacy for protection against these strains in healthy dogs aged 8 weeks and older.

Dosing: 2 doses (1 mL each) given 3 weeks apart; yearly revaccination recommended.

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AlenzaMarketed By: Bayer DVM

Formed with botanically based ingredients, Alenza supports active and aging medium to large dogs that need help managing general aches resulting from normal daily activities. Alenza provides whole-body comfort, helps maintain a healthy inflammatory response, and aids in the normal recovery and rehabilitation process.

Dosing: Chewable tablet given during or after meals

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Tri-Heart Plus Chewable TabletsMarketed By: Merck Animal Health

Tri-Heart Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) protects dogs from heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of the heartworm larvae for a month after infection. It also treats and controls ascarids and hookworms. Tri-Heart Plus is approved for use in dogs and puppies aged 6 weeks and older.

Dosing: Beef-flavored chewable tablet given on the same day each month.

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Marketed By: Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

As the only FDA-approved veterinary therapeutic for appetite stimulation in dogs with acute and chronic conditions, Entyce (capromorelin oral solution) mimics the effect of the hunger hormone ghrelin to cause the feeling of hunger. This first-in-class ghrelin receptor agonist is available as a flavored oral solution in 10-, 15-, and 30-mL bottles for dogs only.

Dosing: 3 mg/kg (1.4 mg/lb) given once daily

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SileoMarketed By: Zoetis

Sileo (dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel) is the first and only FDA-approved medication indicated for the treatment of noise aversion in dogs aged 16 weeks and older. Sileo calms without sedating, so the dog remains fully functional and interacts normally with others. Provided in a 3-mL syringe.

Dosing: Oral gel (0.1 mg/mL) administered between the cheek and gum

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CategoMarketed By: Ceva Animal Health

Designed specifically for cats, Catego protects against fleas, ticks, and chewing lice. The unique combination of dinotefuran, fipronil, and pyriproxyfen works fast and kills fleas within 6 hours. Available in 3- and 6-dose packs, Catego is for use in cats and kittens weighing more than 1.5 lb and older than 8 weeks of age.

Dosing: Monthly topical solution

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