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Product Detail: Heartgard Plus Chewables
Heartgard Plus is indicated for use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month (30 days) after infection, and for the treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms.
What are the active ingredients in Heartgard Plus?
How Heartgard Plus works
Heartgard Plus prevents canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense).
How can you properly administer Heartgard Plus?
Heartgard Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 6 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.72 mcg/lb) and 5 mg of pyrantel (as pamoate salt) per kg (2.27 mg/lb) of body weight. The recommended dosing schedule for the prevention of canine heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms is as follows:
Dog Weight Chewables per month Ivermectin Pyrantel Color coding
Up to 25 lbs 1 68 mcg 57 mcg Blue
26 to 50 lbs 1 136 mcg 114 mcg Green
51 to 100 lbs 1 272 mcg 228 mcg Brown
Heartgard Plus is recommended for dogs 6 weeks of age and older. For dogs over 100 lb use the appropriate combination of these chewables.
What are the precautions in using Heartgard Plus?
All dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with Heartgard Plus which is not effective against adult D. immitis. Infected dogs must be treated to remove adult heartworms and microfilariae before initiating a program with Heartgard Plus. While some microfilariae may be killed by the ivermectin in Heartgard Plus at the recommended dose level, Heartgard Plus is not effective for microfilariae clearance. A mild hypersensitivity-type reaction, presumably due to dead or dying microfilariae and particularly involving a transient diarrhea, has been observed in clinical trials with ivermectin alone after treatment of some dogs that have circulating microfilariae.
Ratings & ReviewsBased on 222 Review(s)
Heartgard plus chews
My dog loves these chews. Very reasonably priced.
Best bang for the buck
Quick, friendly service....I've been purchasing products from Joe's for several years. Always top quality and reasonably priced.
Helping Me Help Others
For years, I ran a small Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue. When you work in dog rescue, every cent counts and I always counted on Joe's for quality heartworm and flea products at incredible prices. It really helped us balance our budget and being able to start, and keep, the dogs in our rescue on Heartgard meant they were ready to go to their forever homes that much faster. Thanks Joe!
I have been giving Heartgard to my German Shephard Duke and My other half breed Tracy for the past 6 years and am completely satisfied with the ease of giving it to them-NO PROBLEM whatsoever. I have not been able to beat Joe's pet med price any where I go,so I will continue to deal with them!!!!!!!
Heatguard - great product
Joes Pet Meds is great for helping our family keep our dogs healthy. Heartguard is a great product at an affordable price
I am very lucky to have found this website as I was looking everywhere for a good product but couldn't afford the expensive brands available in my area. I purchased the chewables for a mid sized dog. They are easy to give - dog loves them! I am thankful to Joes Pets for helping me be a responsible pet owner by offering reliable pet products.
We have used this on our dog for 6 years now. One time my husband bought the off brand pills instead of chewables, it was not pleasant! Our dog does not take pills well. She sees these chewables as a treat once a month. Highly recommend.
My dog loves these. He thinks they are treats and what a great price.
Dog loves them! H e thinks that's his treat for getting flea meds.
Besides keeping the evil heart worm at bay, these little chews seem to taste wonderful to our little Jack Russel Mr. Bo Jangles and he looks forward to the end of the month when he can have one, which he savors and looks for more. It's great to have pet medicines that the pets actually like.