What are Heartgard Plus Chewables?
Heartgard Plus Chewables for Dogs is a once-monthly oral medication that helps prevent
heartworm disease in dogs and puppies 6 weeks of age and older. This powerful canine
dewormer kills heartworm larvae as well as roundworms and hookworms to help prevent
serious damage to your pet. It contains two highly effective active ingredients: ivermectin,
which causes paralysis and death of heartworm larvae, and pyrantel pamoate, which
caused paralysis and death of intestinal worms. Together, these ingredients work to protect
your dog or puppy from potentially deadly heartworm disease
and parasite infection for up to 30 days.
Heartgard Plus For Dogs Benefits:
- Considered the most tasty heartworm chewable tablet (beef flavor)
- Effectively controls heartworms, roundworms & hookworms
- Only given once a month
How do Heartgard Plus Chewables work?
Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs contain ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication
used to prevent heartworms. They also contain Pyrantel Pamoate, an anthelminthic, used to
prevent roundworms and hookworms.
Heartgard Plus Chewables Directions:
Most dogs find Heartgard Plus palatable, the product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively,
it may be added intact to a small amount of dog food. The chewable should be administered in a manner
that encourages the dog to chew, rather than to swallow without chewing. Chewables may be broken into
pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole.
When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease preventive program,
the first dose of HEARTGARD Plus must be given within a month (30 days) of the last dose of the former
medication. If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be
reduced. Therefore, for optimal performance, the chewable must be given once a month on or
about the same day of the month.
Heartgard Plus Chewables for Dogs/Puppies: (6+ weeks of age)
|Up to 25 lbs||Give 1 chewable every month (Blue Box)|
|26-50 lbs||Give 1 chewable every month (Green Box)|
|51-100 lbs||Give 1 chewable every month (Brown Box)|
|Over 100 lbs||Give combination of chewables based on weight|
Indications: Heartgard Plus Chewables for Dogs when given as directed, is effective in helping to
prevent heartworm disease. Heartgard Plus for Dogs kills immature heartworms that have been
introduced to the dogs within the last 30 days. Heartgard Plus for Dogs is also effective against
canine roundworms and hookworms. Approved for puppies as young as 6 weeks, stud dogs and
pregnant or breeding female dogs.
Storage: Store between 68°F – 77°F (20° – 25°C). Excursions between 59°F – 86°F (15° – 30°C) are permitted.
Protect product from light.
Caution: All dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with
Heartgard Plus for Dogs 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 for Dogs.
For more information, contact your veterinarian or click here for full prescribing information.