Heartgard Tablets for Dogs

Heartgard Tablets for Dogs
Up to 25 lbs (6 pack) - Tablets (not chews)
26-50 lbs (6 pack) - Tablets (not chews)
51-100 lbs (6 pack) - Tablets (not chews)
SKU : 111125_-RX
Price: $26.01

Prevents heartworm disease in dogs

Veterinarian Prescription (Rx) Required 
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  • (ivermectin / pyrantel)
  • No beef-additives
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Treats and controls ascarid and hookworm infections
  • For Use in Dogs and Puppies 6 Weeks of Age or Older

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Heartgard Tablets for Dogs
  Powerful protection from heartworm. Heartgard Tablets for dogs help prevent heartworm disease in dogs for a full month.

  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Prevents development of adult stage heartworms
  • Recommended for year-round use
  • Unflavored tablets

Prescription Heartgard tablets contain the highly effective active ingredient Ivermectin that prevents heartworm infection by killing the parasite at the larval stage. By giving your dog a tablet once a month on the same day you will have peace of mind knowing that your dog is protected from dangerous heartworm.

    Benefits:
  • Highly effective in preventing heartworms
  • A convenient unflavored tablet for easy administration
  • Tablets contain ivermectin, but are free of the food ingredient additives that may trigger an allergic reaction.

How it works: Heartgard prevents heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month after infection.

Dosage & Administration: The HEARTGARD tablet should be given so that dogs swallow the whole tablet. (The tablet may be wrapped in food to encourage consumption.) Care should be taken to see that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, redosing is recommended. HEARTGARD Tablets should be given at monthly intervals during the period of the year when mosquitoes (vectors), potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae, are active. The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the first exposure to mosquitoes. The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the last exposure to mosquitoes.

  • When replacing another heartworm preventive in a heartworm disease preventive program, the first dose of HEARTGARD must be given within a month (30 days) after the last dose of the former medication.
  • If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be reduced. For optimal performance, the tablet must be given once a month on or about the same day of the month. If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with HEARTGARD and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen minimizes the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms.
    Directions:
  • Dog Heartgard Tablets are a once-a-month unflavored tablet available by prescription for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs.
  • It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society that heartworm prevention be given year-round.

Tip: Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give. (The tablet may be wrapped in food to encourage consumption.). Dog Heartgard Tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: Dogs Up to 25 lbs Give 1 tablet (68mcg-blue box) once a month
  26-50 lbs Give 1 tablet (136mcg-green box) once a month
  51-100 lbs Give 1 tablet (272mcg-brown box) once a month
  Over 100 lbs Give the appropriate combination of tablets once a month
Cats: X X
Horses: X X
Storage: Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.


What happens if I miss giving a dose:
 Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea and lack of coordination in dogs.

What should I avoid while giving Heartgard Tablets: To help with compliance and not missing a monthly dose, use the handy red heart reminder stickers included with the medication.

What are the possible side effects of Heartgard Tablets: Side effects of Heartgard are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, and loss of body weight and death.

What other drugs will affect Heartgard Tablets: Do not give Heartgard to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.

Cautions: Can cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. It is important that you give your pet this preventative every month. If you miss more than two monthly doses, we recommend calling your vet before continuing the medication. Also, note that side effects are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight, and death. Side effects in cats include agitation, loss of appetite, staggering, dilated pupils, tremors, blindness and disorientation.

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