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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 is very reliable
I always use Heartgard Plus for my dog. It has been a very reliable product and I prefer Heartgard above any of the new products that have come on the market. Why try something else when you know that Heartgard works.
does the job
Been using this product for the last 6/7 years and our golden is fit as a fiddle why use a brand name when you can get it here for roughly half the price
Heartgard Plus Chewables
Have been using these for my dogs for many years. The dogs love the taste so there's never any problem getting them to take the medicine. Works great . I wouldn't trust any other brand for my dogs!
Easy, Fast, Simple
I'm a new dog owner and it was really easy to give this to my dog. He enjoyed the treat type medicine. I can't wait to try the generic from Joes!
We have used HeartGard for several years now, and love it. Our three Basset hounds love the taste. I love the price.
My basset hound has taken Heartgard Plus generic and the name brand medicine for the last 2 years. He loves the taste of it and thinks it's a treat! Last time I ordered we didn't receive our product in the mail but Joe's Pet Meds customer service was great. They resent it out so we had no issue. I will always order from Joe's because they are affordable and have trusty products.
My dog's favorite treat and med! He will not resist this one and is always excited about it.
Heartgard Plus Chewables
My three dogs are on monthly heart worm preventive, heartgard plus chewables. Everyone hates heartworms and needs protection from them. Heartgard Plus chewables is an effective medication and control. You wouldn't regret buying this.
Heartgard is Wonderful
We use Heartgard for both of our dogs and have loved it. It is safe, with no side effect and works effectively to prevent heartworms. Both of the dogs seem to look forward to taking it each month and I love the ease of giving it to them with peace of mind that it is working.
Best place to buy Heartgard Plus Chewables! On time shipping, unbeatable price and great product. I'm confident that my dog will not get any heart worms because of this.