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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)
Friend of our recommended Joes and we have ordered Heartgaurd from Joes before and we were very satisfied.
As an owner of a rescued dog with heartwoms that is now heartworm free, I use this product.
I have been purchasing heartgard from this site for years. it is inexpensive, and we get it quickly. I will continue to shop at this web site and I recommend it to friends and family
I have used Heartgard for years and will continue to do so. Yes, I know there is a generic but have not gotten the courage to try it yet. Heartworms can kill a dog and so I continue to buy the original -- it works without upset to my pets.
Heartgard Plus Chewables
I have been ordering this heartworm medicine from Joe's Pet Meds for over a year now, and I always have had satisfactory results, so far. If things continue this well, I will continued ordering the same meds from the same company. Thanks for helping me take care of my little dog. I have also recommended this source to some friends. I'm not sure whether or not they have followed my advice though.
Heartguard for any size
I buy small, medium and large dog Heartguard - we have every kind and size! I have been buying from Joe's Pet Meds for years for the best prices - our household is Heartworm Free!
We have used HeartGard for our shelties since 1997 and have never had any problems related to heartworms. Our dogs look forward to their monthly soft chew treat every time we pull out the package! The protection HeartGard offers our gang keeps us trusting their product and keeps us coming back to buy it again every time we run out! We strongly recommend HeartGard to all our puppy buyers for a life long protection from heart worms.
We have been buying from Joe's Petmeds for over a year now and are completely happy with all products we have purchased.
We have been purchasing HeartGard Plus for several years now. We have had great results with this product for our little dogs. They like the taste so they will take them without fuss. The price is also reasonable. Thank you Joe's for offering this product for our dogs.
Works well, great for the dog. Great price at Joes!