Heartgard Plus is a beef-flavored chewable to prevent heartworm infection in dogs. It also treats and controls preexisting hookworm and roundworm infections. Heartworms, spread by mosquitoes, can result into fatal diseases when prevented with heartworm preventives. Hence, to protect your pet from deadly diseases, Heartgard is a full proof solution. Heartgard Plus tablets treat small, medium and large sized dogs that falling under three weight ranges – 0-25 lbs, 26-50 lbs and 51-100 lbs respectively. Available in 6-dose and 12-dose packets, these palatable tablets are given as a monthly dosage.
Heartgard Plus contains two potent ingredients - Ivermectin and Pyrantel. The active ingredient Ivermectin eliminates the immature form of heartworms and the other ingredient pyrantel removes hookworms and roundworms. The oral treatment when given monthly protects your dog against dangerous heartworm disease.
It effectively prevents heartworm disease and can be administered monthly starting from 6 weeks old puppies.
Nuheart - a generic heartgard is an effective heartworm treatment for dogs. Nuheart is a generic version of Heartgard with exactly the same ingredient as in Heartgard. Nuheart is a meat flavored monthly tablet that is easy to dose. It is safe to use for dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age.
|Heartgard Plus Blue
(up to 25lbs)
|68mcg Ivermectin, 57mg Pyrantel||One Dose Per Month|
|Heartgard Plus Green
|136mcg Ivermectin, 114mg Pyrantel||One Dose Per Month|
|Heartgard Plus Brown
|272mcg Ivermectin, 227mg Pyrantel||One Dose Per Month|
Caution:Collies including Border Collies and other breeds are sensitive to Ivermectin. Please consult your vet before giving this treatment or look for alternatives to Ivermectin for the treatment of parasites.
Heartgard Plus Ingredients:
What is Heartgard Plus Chewable?
Heartgard Plus chewables are highly-palatable, beef-flavored chews for the prevention of heartworms in dogs and the treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms. Heartgard Plus remains effective for one full month.
How do dogs get heartworms?
Heartworms are transmitted through mosquito bites. When an infected mosquito bites a dog, heartworm larvae get deposited on the skin. These larvae enter the skin through the bite wound and make their way toward the heart.
How does Heartgard Plus for dogs work?
Heartgard Plus chews contains ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate as its active ingredients. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic that prevents heartworms, whereas, pyrantel is antihelmintic that treats and control roundworms and hookworms.
How should I dose Heartgard Plus Chewables and how often?
Heartgard Plus soft chew is a monthly heartworm prevention treatment, so it should be administered regularly every month for continuous protection. It can be given directly to your dog or it may be added to the food after breaking the chew into small pieces.
What should I keep in mind while using Heartgard Plus for dogs?
Heartgard Plus chewable tablets contains Ivermectin and, according to the studies, certain dogs of the Collie breed are more sensitive to its effects when administered at elevated dose levels than other dog breeds. Therefore, it should be used with caution in collies and other herding dog breeds. Moreover, a heartworm test must be performed before starting this prevention treatment and 6 months after using this treatment as already present microfilaria take 6 months to mature.
Are there any health effects if I switch to Heartgard from any other heartworm preventatives?
Ideally, this should not cause any issues. Heartgard Plus is a trusted heartwormer and is safe for dogs. However, it is always safe to consult your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the product, including beef.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Heartgard Plus heartworm treatment?
If you miss giving a dose, give it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose.
What happens if I overdose my dog on Heartgard Plus Chewables by mistake?
Seek veterinary assistance immediately.
What is the weight or age requirement to give my dog Heartgard Plus?
Heartgard Plus chews is suitable for use for dogs 6 weeks of age and older. There is no minimum age requirement.
In what sizes and options are Heartgard Plus Chewables for dogs available?
Heartgard Plus is available in 3 dosage strengths:
Credelio Flea And Tick Treatment For Dogs
Manufactured by Elanco, Credelio flea and tick treatment for dogs is a beef-flavored chew that eliminates 100% fleas if administered regularly. It also treats ticks including American dog tick, lone star tick, black-legged tick, and brown dog tick within 48 hours. The oral treatment eliminates 100% fleas within 12 hours of administration. Its palatable taste has made it popular amongst dogs. Credelio is safe to use for puppies and dogs more than 8 weeks of age.
Lotilaner, which is an ectoparasite is a member of the isoxazoline group. It hinders insect and acarine gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels. This inhibition blocks the transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes, which causes an uncontrolled neuromuscular activity leading to the death of insects and acarines. The beef flavored chew should be administered on the puppies 8 weeks of age and older and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater.
Note: We recommend consulting your vet before buying this product. Pets with a history of seizure attacks should only be treated with this product after consulting a vet.Manufacturer Elanco