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Heartgard Plus for Dogs

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Heartgard Plus
  • Pet
    Dog
  • Treatment For
    Heartworms
  • Health Benefits
    Internal Parasite Protection
  • Product Type
    Chewable Tablet
  • Parasites Covered
    Heartworms, Intestinal worms
  • Protects For
    One month
  • Recommended For
    6 weeks and older puppies
  • Key Ingredients
    Ivermectin, Pyrantel Pamoate

Heartgard Plus Heartworm Prevention Chewable for Dogs

Heartgard Plus is the #1 vet-recommended heartworm prevention for dogs. It eliminates the tissue stage of heartworm larvae and also treats and controls intestinal worms like hookworms and roundworms. Heartgard Plus is formulated in a soft, tasty, real-beef chewable, and is accepted easily by all dogs.

Heartgard Plus helps safeguard canines from harmful heartworm disease and intestinal infections. This oral heartworm treatment is recommended for dogs and puppies 6 weeks of age and above. Heartgard Plus chewables should be given regularly at an interval of one month for continuous protection. The oral treatment is safe for stud dogs, pregnant, breeding, and lactating dogs.

How Heartgard Plus works?

Heartgard Plus contains two key ingredients: ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate. Ivermectin prevents heartworm disease by killing the immature stage (larvae) of heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis), hence, preventing them from developing into adult heartworms for 30 days. The other ingredient, pyrantel pamoate, treats and prevents intestinal worms – roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense) in dogs. Regular use of Heartgard Plus may also help to reduce the burden of roundworm eggs and hookworm larvae in the environment, and thereby reduce the risk of reinfection.

Nuheart : Generic - Heartgard for Dogs

Nuheart is the generic version of Heartgard. It is a well-known heartworm preventive for dogs. The oral monthly treatment offers three-way delivery system. Nuheart has the same ingredients as Heartgard therefore it is as effective as the branded heartworm preventive. The meat flavored heartwormer contains Ivermectin – the same ingredient is present in Heartgard. The monthly treatment prevents heartworms and protect dogs against heartworm infection. The small in size flavored tablet is easy to administer and is highly palatable.

Nuheart is safe for puppies as young as 6 weeks of age.

Important Note: Merial is now acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim. So, the manufacturer’s name on product packs may vary according to the available stock.

Ingredients:

Heartgard Plus contains two drugs: Ivermectin(causes paralysis and death of heartworm larvae) and Pyrantel Pamoate (causes paralysis and death of intestinal worms such as hookworms and roundworms). Heartgard Plus is available in packs of 6 and 12 chewables.

Nuheart Ingredient: Ivermectin

Manufacturer: Merial / Boehringer Ingelheim

Heartgard Plus tablets are chewable, so very easy to administer.  Just offer one tablet every month by hand (whole or broken) or alternatively mix it with the dog food. Only make sure your dog chews the tablet and does not swallow it. 

Heartgard Plus Dosage as Per Weight

  • Get your dog tested for heartworm disease before starting heartworm prevention program.
  • Should be administered monthly on the same date each month. If you miss a dose by several days, resume a monthly dosing schedule from a fresh date.
  • Do not use on puppies less than 6 weeks of age.
  • Some dogs, especially Collies and other herding breeds are more sensitive to ivermectin if given an overdose.
  • Side effects are rare but may include vomiting, diarrhea and drooling, especially in case of overdose. Consult your vet if signs persist.  

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 Heartworm Prevention Chewable for Dogs

Heartgard Plus is a vet recommended heartworm preventive. This popular monthly treatment controls heartworm infection and provides total protection against heartworm disease to dogs. The tasty flavored chew is effective in eliminating hookworm and roundworm from dog’s system. It helps safeguard canines from harmful heartworm disease and intestinal infection. The oral treatment is safe for stud dogs, pregnant, breeding and lactating dogs.

Heartgard Plus is suitable for puppies 6 weeks of age and above.

Heartgard Plus: Key Takeaways

  • An effective heartworm treatment for multiple parasites
  • Prevents heartworm disease in dogs
  • Treats and controls intestinal worms including hookworms and roundworms
  • Palatable tablet easy to administer
  • Once a month treatment

Heartgard Plus Reviews

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Amazing Product Feb 15, 2021
No other product worked as effectively as this. Would recommend this.
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Effective and affordable Feb 08, 2021
It effectively controls heartworm in dogs and it is affordable. Would recommend this.
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Quality product Jan 03, 2021
What a quality product, love it!
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An excellent preventative Dec 01, 2020
Its an excellent preventative. Heartworms are kept at bay.
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Awesome protector Nov 09, 2020
This product is really awesome. Protects against heartworm.
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Powerful product Oct 13, 2020
Such a powerful product that fights heartworms.
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Prevents heartworm infection Sep 24, 2020
Chews that help prevent heartworm infection.
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So damn effective Sep 14, 2020
Such an effective heartwormer.
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Awesome heartworm chews Sep 01, 2020
These heartworm chews are really awesome. Works well.
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Guards my dog from heartworm Aug 21, 2020
Amazing product that helps guard my dog from the deadly heartworm disease.
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