…opinion on testing for heartworm disease prior to administration. Drug and Food Interactions: Although no specific drug or food interactions have been reported with Heartgard Plus, you should tell your veterinarian about any medications, vitamins, supplements, or other preventive medications your…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
What is Iverhart Plus? Iverhart Plus is a three-way preventative in one pill .It is effective in preventing heartworm disease because it kills heartworms before they have the chance to develop into adults that can cause illness in your dog. It is also effective in controlling and treating hookworms…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.
by: Frontline Plus
…ticks can cause a lot of trouble for your dog. You need something that works fast, and lasts! Frontline Plus for Small dogs up to 22 Lbs will help prevent irritating skin conditions, as well as diseases, that ticks and fleas may carry. Frontline Plus for Small dogs up to 22 Lbs will guard your pet…Description
Your small dog may be attacked by even smaller, but dangerous critters! But they are no match for Frontline Plus for Small dogs up to 22 Lbs! It is easy to use, and works very well to protect your pet. When you apply Frontline Plus for Small dogs up to 22 Lbs, the active ingredient, fipronil, is stored in the oil glands under your pet's skin. It is then distributed continuously to the skin and coat hair of your pet through his or her hair follicles.
Do I need a prescription to purchase this product? No.
What stages of the flea cycle does this products kill, suppress, or sterilize? Kills adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae.
What is the main flea killing ingredient (active ingredient)? Fipronil.
What are the flea sterilizing or additional ingredients? Methoprene (flea sterilizer).
Intended Use: Dogs.
What is the youngest age I can use this on my pet? At least 8 weeks.
What is the weight requirements for use? up to 22 pounds.
Can I use on my pregnant or lactating (nursing) pet? Yes.
Is this Waterproof or Water Resistant?: Waterproof. After application, pet should not swim or bathe for at least 24 hours.
How long before it starts to work? Begins working within 4 hours of administration.
How long until maximum effectiveness is reached? Within 12 hours, 100% fleas are dead.
What other parasites does this kill, control, or repel? Kills Lone Star Ticks, American Dog Ticks, Deer Ticks, Brown Dog Ticks, Western Blacklegged Ticks, and Lice.
How often should I apply or administer? Monthly.
How is it administered (Topically, orally, or other)? Topical. Pet should be completely dry before application.
Directions for Use: To apply, simply follow these instructionsand repeat every 30 days:
1. Remove Applicator: Lift and remove the plastic tab to expose foil backing. Then peel away the foil. Or use scissors to open
2. Open Applicator: Hold upright with foil side toward you and snap applicator tip
3. Apply FRONTLINE Plus: Part your pet's hair between the shoulder blades. Place the applicator tip just above the skin and squeeze. Apply entire contents of the applicator in a single spot directly onto the animal's skin. Do not apply on top of the haircoat. Avoid contact with treated area until dry.
Cautions and Possible Side Effects: Some temporary irritation at the site of application can occur with any pesticide made for pets. Observe your pet following treatment and if signs persist or become more severe a few days after application, contact your veterinarian immediately.
* Protects against 5 different types of parasites: fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.* Kills fleas and helps to prevent flea infestations.* Combination of 2 active ingredient helps to keep your dog well protected.* Tablets are chewable and flavored allowing for easy…Description
Allow your dog to spend hours playing outside without worrying that he/she will become infected with heartworms, fleas, and intestinal worms. Trifexis is a chewable tablet that you can give once a month in order to kill fleas, prevent flea infestations, protect against heartworm disease, and treat/control adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.
What is Trifexis? Trifexis is an oral preventative medication that can be given every 30 days to provide protection against fleas, heartworm, disease, and common intestinal parasites. It works to kill fleas, prevent flea infestations, protect against heartworm disease, and treat/control adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.
Formulated for: dogs and puppies. Puppies need to be 8 weeks of age or older and must weigh 5 lbs or more in order to receive this medication safely.
How does this medication work? Milbemycin oxime and spinosad are the main ingredients that help to protect your dog from heartworms, fleas, and intestinal parasites. Milbemycin oxime works to help prevent heartworm disease. It works to kill the immature form of the heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) before heartworms have the chance to develop into adults that can cause active disease. Milbemycin is also effective in killing common adult intestinal parasites (hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms) that can cause problems in your dog. Spinosad helps to kill fleas and prevent future flea infestations by killing adult fleas and immature fleas.
What results can I expect? Trifexis works almost immediately. It starts to kill fleas within 30 minutes and can kill 100% of all biting fleas within 4 hours. It is also effective in killing flea eggs which interrupts the flea life cycle. Trifexis also prevents heartworm disease by killing microfilariae and larvae. This prevents them from developing into adults. You can also expect Trifexis to help treat and control roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
What Form(s) does Trifexis come in? This medication is a tablet that is flavored and chewable.
Generic Name: Milbemycin oxime plus spinosad (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Trifexis (Elanco).
Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about any medications, vitamins, or supplements your dog is taking before you start giving him/her Trifexis. Some serious adverse reactions have been documented when spinosad and ivermectin at doses higher than the heartworm prevention dose were used simultaneously. No known food interactions have been reported.
Uses: Trifexis is given to dogs one time per month in order to prevent heartworm disease, kill fleas, prevent flea infestations, and treat/control adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.
Possible Side Effects: If using Trifexis at the recommended dosage, side effects are rare. Symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and skin irritation can occur. Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy (decreased activity), lack of appetite, and itching and reddening of the skin are possible. If you observe any of these signs or any unusual symptoms in your dog once Trifexis has been administered, contact your veterinarian immediately. Vomiting may be more likely in puppies under 14 weeks of age. If your dog is truly allergic to Trifexis or to the dying of parasites, he/she may exhibit symptoms such as facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If your dog experiences any of these symptoms, call your veterinarian or a local emergency veterinarian immediately.
Topical administration makes dosing easy so NO PILLS are necessary Safe and effective against heartworm disease, fleas, and ear mites in kittens and puppies. Hookworms and roundworms can also be controlled and treated in kittens. Sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations are treated and…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.
…which are common intestinal parasites and can be potentially spread to humans. Uses: Heartgard Chewables for Cats is used to prevent heartworm by killing heartworms in their immature stage (Dirofilaria immitis). It is also effective in removing and controlling hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme…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.
…receiving Advantage Multi, contact your veterinarian immediately for further instructions. Precautions: Heartworm testing is usually required prior to starting your dog on heartworm prevention. Speak with your veterinarian regarding the testing protocol that is right for your dog. This medication…Description
Use Advantage Multi for Dogs 9.1-20 lbs. in order to protect your dog from heartworm disease, fleas, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Topical application once a month is all it takes to keep your dog safe!
What is Advantage Multi for Dogs? This is a medicated liquid applied to your dogs skin monthly. Each monthly application prevents/ kills heartworm larvae, adult fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
What are the benefits of Advantage Multi for Dogs?
- Each monthly application is effective and easy.
- Prevents the development of disease-causing adult heartworms plus some intestinal worms.
- Effective in killing fleas and preventing flea infestations.
Formulated for:This medication should only be given to dogs and puppies 7 weeks and older weighing at least 3 lbs.
How is this medication given? Apply the entire contents of one applicator tube on your dogs skin monthly on the same day every month as directed by your veterinarian.
Use Advantage Multi year-round or seasonally during mosquito season as per your veterinarians recommendation. Make sure you give the first dose within 30 days of the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes and give the last dose within 30 days after the dog's last mosquito exposure is using seasonally.
Part your dogs hair in the desired are between the shoulder blades. Empty the entire contents of the tube on one spot on the skin. Try to avoid contact with the hair coat. This medication is only absorbed through the skin.
Try to prevent your dog from licking the application site until the liquid has dried completely (about 30 minutes).
How does this medication work? Imidacloprid(10%) and Moxidectin (2.5%) work together to attack the affected parasites nervous system. The final result is paralysis and eventual death of the targeted parasite.
What results can I expect? One monthly application is effective in killing immature heartworms from the previous month. Advantage Multi also treats/controls adult fleas, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Fleas can still be present for up to 6 weeks after a treatment.
What Form(s) does Advantage Multi for Dogs 9.1-20 lbs. come in? This is a topical liquid that is applied on the skin once a month.
Generic Name: Imidacloprid plus moxidectin.
Common Brand Name: Advantage Multi.
Dose and Administration: Advantage Multi is applied once a month. Part the hair between the dogs shoulder blades and apply the entire contents of one tube on one spot on the skin avoiding contact with the hair coat. Keep your dog from licking the application site for about 30 minutes after application until the medication has dried.
Uses: Advantage Multi kills heartworm larvae and helps to prevent/treat flea infestations, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
Possible Side Effects:Irritation, itching, odor, or residue at the site of application can occur. Severe reactions can result in tremors and other nervous system problems.
Allergies to the active ingredients may occur.
Other side effects are possible. Contact your vet at once if your pet seems abnormal after Advantage Multi is given.
Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your vet about any medications your dog is taking to ensure Advantage Multi is given safely.
Precautions: Dogs who are allergic to imidacloprid or moxidectin cannot use Advantage Multi.
Dogs/puppies less than 7 weeks of age weighing less than 3 lbs. should not receive this medication nor should sick, debilitated, or underweight dogs.
Storage: Keep this medication at room temperature in a dry and safe place.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Advantage Multi for Dogs.