…Effects: Heartgard Plus is generally well-tolerated but side effects can occur. Vomiting/diarrhea, incoordination, convulsions, and drooling have all been reported. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog acts unusual in any way after taking Heartgard Plus. Precautions: Heartgard Plus…Description
Spend endless hours outside with your dog knowing that he/she is protected against heartworm disease and other intestinal parasites with Heartgard Plus Chewable Tablets for dogs 51-100 lbs.
What is Heartgard Plus? Heartgard Plus contains a combination of worming medications ( Ivermectin and Pyrantel pamoate) that helps to control and treat certain intestinal parasites (roundworms and hookworms) and prevent heartworm in dogs.
What are the Benefits of Heartgard Plus? Protects your dog from potentially deadly heartworm disease. Treats and controls roundworms and hookworms which can cause disease in both pets and humans. Delicious beef- flavored chewable makes administration easy.
Formulated for: dogs and puppies (older than 6 weeks) and considered safe for pregnant/breeding females.
How is this medication given? Administered once a month, Heartgard Plus is given orally as a beef-flavored chewable. It is generally recommended to give this medication on a year-round basis but check with your veterinarian regarding his/her recommendation.
A blood test to check for heartworm disease is necessary before starting Heartgard Plus and may be necessary if more than one monthly dose is skipped so check with your veterinarian regarding his/her recommendations.
Only give this medication to the dog for which it has been prescribed. Do not give a double dose of medication if a dose has been missed.
This medication should not be swallowed whole and should be chewed. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose.
How does this medication work? The combination of worming medication in Heartgard Plus prevents heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. It also controls and treats certain intestinal parasites such as hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, A. brasiliense, and Uncinaria stenocephala) and roundworms (ascarids - Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina).
Ivermectin interferes with the parasite's nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of immature heartworms (larvae). Pyrantel pamoate interrupts the parasite's nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of intestinal worms.
What results can I expect? Heartgard Plus should kill any heartworm larvae (immature heartworms) that your dog has been exposed to in the preceding month. Hookworms and roundworms can also be controlled and treated simultaneously with this medication.
What form(s) does Heartgard Plus come in? Heartgard Plus for large dogs 51-100 lbs is a chewable tablet that contains beef flavoring.
This item is a great replacement option for Interceptor, which has been discontinued by the manufacturer
…your cat is taking before starting Heartgard although there are no known food or drug interactions that are known. If your cat is taking another heartworm preventative, avoid use of Heartgard until you speak with your veterinarian. Precautions: Heartgard should not be use in kittens less than…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.
…Tablets are usually given every 30 days and are chewable and flavored with pork and liver. This medication is a generic alternative to Heartgard Plus. Formulated for:Iverhart Plus can be given to dogs and puppies who are over 6 weeks of age. This medication can also be used in pregnant/breeding…Description
- Generic alternative to Heartgard Plus so each dose is more economical.
- Works to protect your dog from heartworm infection plus it helps to prevent and treat roundworms and hookworms(common intestinal parasites).
- Tablets are highly palatable so most dogs accept them readily.
- One dose once a month is all it take to keep your dog protected!!
- Tablets contain pork and liver flavoring so dogs who have allergies to beef can take this medication safely.
Possible Side Effects: Most dogs tolerate Iverhart Plus well if it is given at the recommended dose. Side effects can sometimes occur and include vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, convulsions, and drooling. Some dogs can be truly allergic to this medication or to the parasites dying off. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, and coma. If you notice any of these signs, call your vet or the local veterinary emergency center as this requires immediate treatment. If your dog is acting unusual in any way after giving this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately for further instructions.
Drug and Food Interactions: No drug or food interactions have been reported with Iverhart Plus. Make sure you tell your veterinarians about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your dog is taking before starting Iverhart Plus. If you are giving any other preventative medications to your dog, tell your veterinarian before giving this one.
Precautions: Puppies under 6 weeks of age should not take this medication. Pregnant and nursing dogs can generally take this medication safely but always check with your veterinarian before using it. Certain breeds can be sensitive to the Ivermectin in Iverhart Plus. These breeds include Collies and other herding breeds. Ivermectin sensitivity is more common when higher doses are given but it is important to discuss the safety of this medication with your veterinarian if you own one of these breeds of dog. Your dog will need a blood test to look for heartworm disease before starting.