Your furry friend must have a current heartworm test result on file with your veterinarian in order to be prescribed heartworm medication. Please visit your veterinarian to have this test performed annually to protect your four-legged friend. Heartgard Plus is a heartworm preventative that kills heartworms and helps to control and treat hookworms. Given monthly, it comes in a chewable tablet that you can feed to your pal as a tasty, beef-flavored treat. Head back to the dog park, reassured that your dog is protected from nasty parasites.Uses
To prevent heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for one month (30 days) after infection.Possible Side Effects
Please contact your veterinarian if your pet is suffering from the following: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, mydriasis, ataxia, staggering, convulsions, and hypersalivation.Drug & Food Interactions
Heartgard Plus has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level, including pregnant or breeding females, male dogs and puppies aged six or more weeks. In clinical trials, many commonly used flea collars, dips, shampoos, anthelmintics (anti-parasitic drugs), antibiotics, vaccines and steroid preparations have been administered with this medication in a heartworm disease preventive program.Precautions
All pets should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with this medication, which is not effective against adult heartworm. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, clients should be advised to contact a physician immediately. Physicians may contact a Poison Control Center for advice concerning cases of ingestion by humans.
This medication should be administered orally at monthly intervals. Consult your veterinarian for proper dosing instructions.Storage Instructions
Store between 68° - 77°F. Protect product from light.
HEARTGARD Chewables should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 6.0 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.72 mcg/lb) of body weight. The recommended dosage schedule for prevention of canine heartworm disease is as follows:
|Dog Weight||HEARTGARD for Dog per Month||Ivermectin content||Color Coding on Foil Backing and Carton|
|UP TO 25 LBS||1 chewable||68 mcg||Blue|
|26 TO 50 LBS||1 chewable||136 mcg||Green|
|51 TO 100 LBS||1 chewable||272 mcg||Brown|
Give dogs over 100 lbs the appropriate combination of these chewables. HEARTGARD Chewables are recommended for use in dogs 6 weeks of age and older.