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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)
work great, easy and the dogs like them
HELLO EVERYBODY! I HAVE USED JOES FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THEM OR THEIR PRODUCTS. I LOVE MY TWO LAB MIXS AND WOULD NEVER PUT THEM IN HARM'S WAY. SO, YOU CAN TRUST JOE TO DO YOU RIGHT AS THEY HAVE DONE FOR SO MANY OTHER PET LOVERS. "GOD BLESS THEM FOR WHAT THEY DO".
dogs love the taste of it
While using this product we have not had any problems with heart worm and the dogs love the taste of it, they think they are getting a treat!
Affordable for rescue groups
Our rescue purchases HeartGard from Joe's to treat the rescue dogs in our program. We rescue up to 500 dogs and puppies per year and all are promptly treated for Heartworm after their HW test. Dogs can stay in our program for weeks or even years and need monthly treatment. The great prices at Joe's enable us to treat the dogs in our care up to recommended vet standards.
My dogs love taking their medicine!
My 2 dogs get very excited when it's time for their monthly "treat" and I get excited when their heartworm test comes back negative every time!
HeartGard - GREAT PRODUCT from Joe's Pet Meds
Have been purchasing HeartGard for all of my dogs over the last few years from Joe's Pet Meds. Love the low cost of the "original" brand and fast delivery service!! Many of my friends who work with dog rescues use Joe's Pet Meds and they are the ones who recommended Joe's Pet Meds to me. My dogs love the chewable HeartGard and take them just like it is a treat !! Would highly recommend for dog owners who want quality product for low cost who don't want to have to pay a vet to get a new prescription every time.
i have used this for ages, the "real" works better with my dogs than the generic which i wish they would take for the price difference but since they have to have it this one is the choice.
My dog loves the taste and takes it with ease
Great product, it seems to do the job and no adverse reactions. the dogs truly like the taste
This was my first order from Joe's but can tell you that it won't be my last. I was very pleased with the shipping time and the product itself. I received the product in two weeks and live in the U.S. I was greatly surprised that it arrived so quickly and without any problems. I will be ordering all my pet products from Joe's from this point forward.