Heartgard Plus Chewables provide protection against heartworms, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms. These tasty chewables are made with real beef, making them easy to administer to your dog like a treat. Heartgard Plus Chewables are given monthly (package contains 6 chewables, and must be prescribed by a veterinarian. They are for dogs 6+ weeks of age and come in three dose sizes: Small 0-25Lbs/0-12Kg, Medium 26-48Lbs/12-22Kg, Large 48-99Lbs/22-45Kg
Heartgard Plus Chewables contain ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication used to prevent heartworms. They also contain 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. The chewables should be chewed, not swallowed whole. The 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 a dose, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication. If you miss more than two months of dosage, please consult with your veterinarian as to whether to continue medication.
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 your veterinarian.
Side effects of Heartgard Plus Chewables are rare at the recommended dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight and/or death.
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