pet meds

Heartgard Plus for Dogs

heartgard for dogs

Heartgard Plus is a chewable, monthly beef flavored drug is well known for treating heartworms. Heartgard is also effective in treating hookworms and roundworms. Its active ingredient ivermectin is an effective anti-parasitic medication used for treating heartworms. The other ingredient Pyrantel Pamoate is an anthelminthic and is used for controlling hookworms and roundworms.

Veterinarian’s prescription is a must before you buy or give this to your dog of six weeks of age. Dogs allergic to beef should be given Heartgard Tabs. Heartgard plus is also avaliable in different colors such as brown, blue and green. It should strictly be chewed and not swallowed by the dog as a whole. It can be crumbled or mixed with the food.

 

Benefits of Heartgard Plus

  • Very toothsome chewable heartworm tablet
  • Very effective in preventing hookworms, roundworms and heartworms
  • To be given only once a month on the same date round a year

 

Side Effects

Rare side effects are reported till date. But in case of overdose following may be the outcome:

  • Tremors
  • Loss of body weight
  • Dilated pupils
  • Extreme cases-death