Heart Worm Prevention For Cats
…Prevents heartworm disease.* Chewable and flavored tablets make this medication easily accepted by most cats.* Once a month dosing is convenient.* Also helps control and treat hookworms which are common intestinal parasites and can be potentially spread to humans. Uses: Heartgard Chewables for Cats…Description
Keep your cat safe and protected from heartworm disease and hookworms with Heartgard.
What is Heartgard for Cats? Heartgard is a heartworm preventative that kills feline heartworms and helps to control and treat hookworms. This medication is typically given once a month.
Formulated for: cats and kittens. It is not recommended to give Heartgard to kitten less than 6 weeks of age. It is considered safe to use in pregnant and nursing cats.
How is this medication given? Heartgard for Cats should be given monthly for optimal effectiveness. Try to remember to give this medication on the same day every month if possible. Many veterinarians advise giving Heartgard year round. Depending on your cats risk factors for heartworm disease, your veterinarian may recommend treatment only during the mosquito season. If given seasonally, start giving medication within 30 days of the cat's first exposure to mosquitoes. The last dose needs to be given within 30 days after the cat's last exposure to mosquitoes. Ask your veterinarian regarding his/her recommendations.
Heartgard for Cats is generally taken as a treat. Tablets need to be chewed so break tablets into small pieces and administer if your cat has a tendency to swallow without chewing. Make sure food is available during the day of treatment. Each tablet may not be absorbed well if it is swallowed whole or if a portion of it is not swallowed so it is important that your cat takes the entire dose. If you notice that your cat does not ingest the entire tablet, it is generally recommended to give another full dose as soon as possible. If you have trouble giving Heartgard to your cat, contact your veterinarian for further instructions.
How does this medication work? Heartgard causes interference in the nerve transmission of heartworms and hookworms. This results in paralysis and death of immature heartworms and hookworms. Killing heartworms and hookworms in their immature stage prevents the adults which are responsible for illness from developing. The active ingredient that is responsible for this is Ivermectin which is a worming medication that helps prevent heartworm and some types of intestinal parasites.
What results can I expect? Adult heartworms and hookworms should be prevented by killing these parasites in their immature stage. This should keep your cat protected from feline heartworm disease and hookworms.
What Form(s) does Heartgard come in? Heartgard is available for cats in a tablet that is chewable. You can purchase this preventative in a 6 month or 12 month supply.
Generic Name: Ivermectin
Common Brand Name: Heartgard Chewables for Cats (Merial)
Dose and Administration: It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society that heartworm prevention be used year round although you should check with your veterinarian for his/her recommendations.
This medication is given one time per month as is given orally. Tablets are chewable and should be chewed and should not be swallowed whole. Most cats will accepts this medication as a treat. If your cat has a tendency to swallow his/her food or treats whole, you can break each tablet into small pieces. Make sure your cat has food available on the day of treatment. Check to make sure your cat swallows the complete dose. If not, give another pill as soon as you remember.
If you are late on your cats monthly dose, this medication may not be optimally effective. If more than one monthly dose has been missed, do not restart this medication until you speak with your veterinarian. Contact your veterinarian if you have trouble giving this medication. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
This item is a great replacement option for Interceptor, which has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
…mange and American dog tick infestations in puppies. Revolution is also effective in killing adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and preventing flea eggs from hatching for one month. Possible Side Effects: Side effects from any medication are always possible but side effects after Revolution use are…Description
Get your new puppy or kitten started off right with Revolution! Revolution for Puppies and Kittens prevents heartworm disease, fleas, and ear mites in puppies and kittens. In addition, kittens are protected from roundworms and hookworms while puppies are protected against sarcoptic mange and American deer tick infestations. Revolution makes it easy to protect your furry friend from a variety of nasty bugs with one monthly topical treatment making it easy and convenient to keep your puppy or kitten safe!
What is Revolution for Puppies and Kittens? Revolution is a medication that is applied on the skin (topical). When It is a preventative medication given every 30 days in order to protect puppies and kittens against heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It is also effective in preventing and treating roundworms, and hookworms in kittens and sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations in puppies.
Formulated for: Revolution is safe and effective in puppies over 6 weeks of age and kittens over 8 weeks of age. This medication is safe to apply to pregnant and nursing animals.
How does this medication work? Revolution contains Selamectin. Selamectin disturbs the nerve transmission of the affected parasite which results in paralysis of the parasites nervous system. This medication targets immature heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). It is also effective in killing adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), preventing flea eggs from hatching for one month, and controlling and treating ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) in both puppies and kittens. Roundworms and hookworms are also controlled and treated in kittens. In puppies, sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations are controlled and treated with this product.
What results can I expect? Revolution should kills heartworms in their immature stage. It is effective in providing protection against worms that your pet was exposed to in the preceding month. Fleas are generally killed within 36 hours of application but they may linger especially if the pet was already infested with fleas when Revolution was applied. Ear mites in puppies and kittens are eliminated with one treatment in a number of situations but a second treatment a month later may be necessary for complete elimination. Follow your veterinarians instructions precisely for your pet.
What Form(s) does Revolution come in? This medication is a liquid that is applied to the skin monthly so it is manufactured for topical use only. Revolution Is available in boxes containing 3 individual doses based on the body weight of your pet .
Generic Name: Selamectin (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Revolution (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and Administration: The dose of Revolution is based on your pets body weight. Follow your veterinarians instructions regarding topical application of this medication. If you do not understand the directions, ask your veterinarian to explain them to you. Revolution is available as individual doses packed into boxes of 3, 6, and 12. Each tube contains the specific amount of medication for your pet. Do not split the contents of each vial. In order to apply Revolution correctly: Hold each tube upright and press cap down until the cap punctures the top of the tube containing the medication. Part the hair at base of your pets neck and place the tube on the skin at the desired application site. Squeeze the tube 3 or 4 times in one spot until all contents have been emptied. Check to verify that all contents of the tube have been emptied before discarding. Bathing or shampooing should not affect the action of Revolution as long as you wait at least 2 hours after application. If you forget to give a dose of Revolution, give it as soon as you remember. If more than on dose of Revolution has been skipped, always check with your veterinarian before re-starting the medication.