Heartgard Plus Chewable Tablets for Dogs under 25 lbs is a chewable tablet that is given monthly in order to prevent heartworm disease in dogs. The combination of deworming medications in Heartgard Plus (Ivermectin and Pyrantel pamoate) is also effective in preventing and treating some intestinal parasites (roundworms and hookworms).
What is Heartgard Plus? Heartgard Plus is a chewable tablet that contains Ivermectin and Pyrantel pamoate which are worming medications that help to prevent heartworm disease in dogs. This combination of worming medication is also effective in the treatment and control of hookworms and roundworms which are intestinal parasites. Heartgard Plus Chewables are formulated and approved for use on puppies 6 weeks of age and older and on breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. .
What are the benefits of Heartgard Plus? Heartgard Plus for dogs under 25 lbs is highly effective in preventing heartworm disease while working to control and treat certain intestinal parasites (roundworms and hookworms) which can be spread to other pets and humans. Tablets are beef flavored so dogs love the taste. Since this medication is chewable and administered monthly, it is easy to give and readily accepted by most dogs.
How does Heartgard Plus work? When given monthly as directed, Heartgard Plus is effective in killing immature heartworms introduced to the dog within 30 days. This prevents the development of adult heartworms. The active ingredients (Ivermectin and Pyrantel pamoate) also work to kill roundworms and hookworms in the dog's intestinal tract.
How is Heartgard Plus administered? Heartgard Plus is most effective when given every 30 days and should be chewed. You may need to break the tablet into smaller pieces if your dog is a “gulper”. This medication should be given during mosquito season (spring/summer months) but most veterinarians recommend using it year-round. A heartworm test is necessary before starting this medication and may also be necessary before restarting Heartgard Plus. Check with your veterinarian regarding his/her recommendations. Do not give two doses at one time if a dose has been missed.
What results can I expect? Heartgard Plus kills immature heartworms that your dog was exposed to within the last month which prevents the formation of adult heartworms. It will also be effective in treating and preventing adult hookworm and roundworm infections.
What form(s) does Heartgard Plus come in? Heartgard Plus for dogs under 25 lbs is a cube shaped chewable tablet that contains beef flavoring.
Active Ingredients: Ivermectin, Pyrantel Pamoate