Heartgard Plus Chewables provides protection against heartworms, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms. These tasty chewables are made with real beef, making them easy to give your dog like a treat. Heartgard Plus Chewables is given monthly and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs (6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement)
- Effectively prevents heartworms
- Treats and controls roundworms & hookworms
- Only given once a month
- Delicious beef flavor makes them easy to administer
Heartgard Plus Chewables contains ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication used to prevent heartworms. It also contains Pyrantel Pamoate, an anthelminthic, used to prevent roundworms and hookworms.
Studies have indicated that certain dogs of the herding breeds are more sensitive to the effects of ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels due to the MDR1 gene. Dog breeds that may be affected include Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd Mini, Border Collie, Collie and English Shepherd.
Heartgard Plus Chewables may cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. Heartgard Plus Chewables should be chewed, not swallowed whole. The chewables may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole. Make sure that your dog eats the entire dose. It is important to give your dog Heartgard Plus Chewables every month year-round. Do not skip winter months, as your dog may become infected if left unprotected. If you miss than two months of dosage, please consult with your veterinarian as to whether to continue medication.
Heartgard Plus (Merial), Iverhart Plus (Virbac), Tri-Heart Plus (Intervet)
Ivermectin, Pyrantel pamoate
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication, any of its individual ingredients, or to beef.
Give Heartgard Plus Chewables exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Heartgard Plus Chewables must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. Use with caution, Collies and other herding dog breeds have been known to have adverse reactions to ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Heartgard Plus Chewables for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result. Store Heartgard Plus Chewables at room temperature. Do not remove the chewable from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. In addition, Heartgard Plus Chewables has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level in dogs including pregnant or breeding dogs, stud dogs and puppies aged 6 or more weeks.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
Because humans can contract hookworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on your pet and in the household and to not feed your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
Side effects of Heartgard Plus Chewables are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight and death.
Do not give Heartgard Plus Chewables to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.