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Heartgard Plus Chewables prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae up to one month (30 days) after infection. Heartgard Plus is also used for the treatment and control of ascarids (roundworms) and hookworms. See the Allivet Heartworm Comparison chart to find which heartworm prevention is best for your pet.

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What is Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs?

Heartgard Plus is a monthly chewable tablet that prevents canine heartworm disease and treats parasites such as roundworms and hookworms in dogs.

Who is Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs for?

Heartgard Plus Chewables are for dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age. These tablets are also safe for pregnant or breeding females.

Why use Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs?

Heartgard Plus protects your dog from heartworm disease and helps treat and control intestinal worms, such as hookworms and roundworms. It is offered in a delicious, beef-flavored chewable tablet that your dog will love, making it easy to administer.

How does Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs work?

Heartgard Plus contains two active ingredients: ivermectin, which interferes with the parasite's nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of the immature heartworms (larvae), and pyrantel pamoate, which also interferes with the parasite's nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of intestinal worms.

Generic Brands:

Generic brand options include Tri-Heart Plus and Iverhart Plus

Manufacturer:

Merial

Active ingredient(s):

Ivermectin and Pyrantel Pamoate

How is Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs sold?

Heartgard Plus is available in either a 6 or 12 month supply, color-coded for administration according to your dog’s weight.

What are the side effects of Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs?

Heartgard is well tolerated. In rare cases vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours of dosing was observed (1.1% of administered doses). The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of Heartgrad: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, mydriasis, ataxia, staggering, convulsions and hypersalivation.

What special precautions are there?

All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Do not give Heartgard Plus to your pet if they are already taking another heartworm medication.

What to do if overdose?

In case of overdose, contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.

How can I store Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs?

Store the chewable tablets between 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C) and protect them from light. Excursions between 59°F - 86°F (15°C - 30°C) are permitted.

Helpful Tips:

It is important to eliminate fleas on your dog and in your household. You also should not feed your dog rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Heartgard Plus 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 your dog's body weight. The recommended dosing schedule for prevention of canine heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms is as follows:                                                                                                                                             

 Dog's                        Chewables            Ivermectin            Pyrantel                Color Coding on Foil Backing
Weight                        Per Month              Content                Content                             and Carton

Up to 25 lb                         1                        68 mcg                   57 mg                                     Blue

26 to 50 lb                          1                       136 mcg                114 mg                                   Green

51 to 100 lb                        1                       272 mcg                227 mg                                   Brown

 
Heartgard Plus Chewables are manufactured by Merial and contain the active ingredients ivermectin and pyrantel:

-Heartgard Blue Chewables (1 - 25 lbs) contain 68 mcg ivermectin and 57 mg pyrantel
-Heartgard Green Chewables (26 - 50 lbs) contain 136 mcg ivermectin and 114 mg pyrantel
-Heartgard Brown Chewables (51 - 100 lbs) contain 272 mcg ivermectin and 227 mg pyrantel
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Is Heartgard made in America?1 Answer

What is the expiration date? More than 12 months out?1 Answer

Does Heartguard Plus require a prescription?1 Answer

Is Heartgard made in America?1 Answer

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Yes. It is made in USA.
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At the time of writing this reply, all the various sizes of the Heartgard Plus Chewables For Dogs extends beyond one year. To be specific, we currently have in our pharmacy a supply that expires in early 2018..
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Yes. Heartguard Plus does require a prescription. To order prescription medication, please click on this link or copy and paste the url into your browser. http://www.allivet.com/t-How-To-Order-Prescription.aspx.
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