Heartgard Plus chewables is a monthly meaty chew used for the prevention of heartworm disease and for the control of roundworms and hookworms in dogs. Heartgard Plus chewables contain the active ingredients Ivermectin and Pyrantel and are given once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by the parasitic worm Dirofilaria Immitis in dogs and to control roundworms and hookworms.
Heartgard Plus eliminates the heartworm larvae that infect the dog during the previous month. Heartworm is spread by infected mosquitoes. Heartworm disease is very serious and can cause death. Treatment is very involved, complex and expensive, therefore prevention is preferable to the cure.
Heartgard Plus Chewables Key Benefits
- Control Heartworm and Intestinal Worm
- Palatable & Chewable – dogs love it!
- Easy Monthly doses
Directions for Use
Heartgard (Ivermectin) is given once a month year round for the prevention of heartworm disease. The usual dose of ivermectin in dogs up to 11kg is 68mcg – 1 tablet from blue pack, for 12 to 22 kg is 136mcg – 1 tablet from green pack and for 23 to 45 kg is 272mcg – 1 tablet from brown pack. Dogs over 45 kg are given a combination of the tablets.
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If the animal is off ivermectin for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, which take 6 months to mature, may result in a positive test result.
Possible Side Effects
The side effects of ivermectin are rare at the recommended dosage. Heartgard Tablets has a wide margin of safety for all sizes and breeds of dogs. It is approved for use in puppies as young as 6 weeks, small dogs regardless of weight, pregnant or breeding bitches, stud dogs, and Collies.
Ivermectin, Pyrantel emboate