Heartgard Plus chewable For Dogs
Heartgard Plus chewable is made with real beef, making it easy for you to give to your dog, just like a treat. It is a chewable tablet that protects against heartworm for dogs. It also controls and treats hookworm and roundworm.
Heartworm can kill your dog because, most of the time, it will go unnoticed by the dog owner. Infected mosquitoes will transfer heartworm larvae. When the infected mosquito bite, the larvae pass through the tissue into the bloodstream. Pet owners must protect their dogs against heartworm as it is impossible to stop mosquitoes from biting your pets.
- Protect your pets from heartworm disease
- Number #1 heartworm disease preventative recommended by a vet
- Advisable to give with any proven Flea and tick treatment
- Very effective in the control and treatment of hookworms and roundworms
Heartgard Plus should be given in a way that your dog will chew it rather than swallow it without chewing. For example, you can break Heartgard Plus into pieces and give them to your dog so he can take them as a treat. Ensure that your dog has consumed the full dose. Ensure that you keep an eye on your dog for a few minutes after administration to ensure that the part of the dose is not rejected or lost. Give another dose as recommended if he does not consume the entire dose.
Critical benefits of Heartgard Plus Chewable
- One Chewable which will work for the entire month
- It will protect the dog from hookworms and roundworms
- Heartgard Plus is very easy to administer since it is a chewable form
- It comes in an authentic beef flavor
- It will protect your dog from extremely dangerous heartworm disease
- It is safe to give breeding or pregnant female dog
- Safe for puppies, also
Who is it for?
Dogs and puppies over the age of 6 weeks. It is safe for breeding/pregnant females.
How to use Heartgard Plus Chewable?
- You must bring your dog to test for prevailing heartworm infection.
- It would help if you weighed your dog and then chose the size according to the weight.
- This chewable needs to be given directly into the dog's mouth.
- If your dog is unwilling to take it, you can mix it with food or water and ensure the entire food is consumed.
- It would help if you administered the treatment monthly throughout the year for comprehensive protection against heartworms.
If your dog is already on heartworm medication, do not give Heartgard Plus.
Side effects of Heartgard Plus Chewable
Some reactions are reported: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Ataxia, Depression/Lethargy, Anorexia, Mydriasis, Staggering, Hypersalivation, and Convulsions.
Please consult your vet before administering Heartgard Plus to your dog.
Dosage Chart of Heartgard Plus Chewable
Pyrantel Content (mg)
Up to 25 lbs (11 kg)
26 to 50 lbs (12-22 kg)
51 to 100 lbs (23-45 kg)
Over 101.0 lbs (46 kg)
Administer the appropriate combination of chewable
How does HeartGard work?
Heartgard targets heartworms in their larval stage to prevent them from maturing into adult heartworms.
Can I give my dog a lower dose of Heartgard?
Heartgard chewable medicine should be given to your dog orally every month using the recommended minimum dose of 6.0 micrograms of ivermectin for every kilogram of your dog's weight. However, a lower dose isn't recommended.
Can you split Heartgard in half?
Heartgard shouldn't be divided in half because it's possible to cut it unevenly, which could affect its formulation and potency.
Can I give my dog a higher dose of Heartgard?
Though Heartgard has a wide margin of safety and does not cause toxicity even at ten times the recommended dose, elevated doses (such as 16 times more than the required dose) may have adverse effects, especially on sensitive dog breeds like Collies.
Do dogs need Heartgard year-round?
Veterinarians recommend administering Heartgard as preventive care for dogs year-round because the risk of heartworm infection is constant in almost all environments. For example, where there are mosquitoes and possible animal carriers, there is always a risk of contracting the disease.
Is Heartgard necessary in winter?
There may be fewer mosquitoes during winter, but there is still a risk of getting the infection, so yes, Heartgard is essential even in winter. However, there is no "downtime" worth risking your dog's life for when it comes to this deadly disease.
Can Nexgard and Heartgard be given on the same day?
Yes, giving both to your dogs on the same day is safe. They target different health concerns, and there are no contraindications.
Can Nexgard and Heartgard be given at the same time?
It is safe to administer both simultaneously to protect your pet against ticks, fleas, and heartworms.
How long does it take for Heartgard to be digested/absorbed?
Depending on age and breed, it usually takes 2 to 8 hours for a dog to digest and absorb Heartgard.
Does Heartgard Plus kill fleas and ticks?
Unfortunately, no. Heartgard Plus prevents heartworms while treating and controlling parasites such as ascarids and hookworms. If you'd like to prevent fleas and ticks, you can use Heartgard Plus with NexGard, another chewable supplement by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Can you give Comfortis and Heartgard together?
Yes. Comfortis and Heartgard are safe to use together. Comfortis focuses on fleas, while Heartgard protects against heartworms.
Can you use Heartgard and Frontline together?
Yes, Heartgard and Frontline can be safely used together. Heartgard prevents heartworms, while Frontline treats fleas and ticks while repelling mosquitoes that can cause heartworms.