Many dog deaths that we reported earlier in the year have some common denominators. Dog deaths have shown that some dogs had been given the heartworm preventative Trifexis. Trifexis can be linked to lethargy, vomiting, and death in dogs.
Fifty million doses of Trifexis has been sold and the company Elanco, has said that the side effects are no different that many other preventative heart worm medications. But, after four thousand dog owners have blogged, they would suggest not giving it after the problems and deaths that they have been witness too.
The FDA has said that they can not be certain that the drug causes the deaths or reactions as stated.
So what should a responsible dog owner to do? Contact your veterinarian for available options in heartworm medication. There are other options. Remember, for certain individuals and instances, no medication is entirely safe.
For additional information, check out another Examiner site Chicago Dog Scene.