Dog Heartgard Chewables: Heartworm Pet Meds - 1800PetMeds

 Do not give Heartgard to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.
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Generic Alternative to Heartgard (Ivermectin) 6 month supply is a monthly treatment for the prevention of heartworm in canines. It protects dogs from the potentially deadly heartworm disease by getting rid of the heartworm larvae that infect your pets in the last month before treatment. Contains Ivermectin which is used to rid animals and humans of many internal and external parasites.
Do not give Heartgard to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.
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Heartgard Chewable tablets should be chewed. If you think your pet will swallow them whole, break them into pieces before giving them. Tri­Heart Plus and Iverhart Plus chewable tablets will be equally effective whether chewed or swallowed whole. Do not give Heartgard Plus Chewables to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.
Photo provided by FlickrYou can start giving your pet Heartgard® at as young as 6 weeks of age.
Photo provided by FlickrDo not give Heartgard Plus to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.
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It's important to never give Heartgard to any pet that has not been tested for heartworm disease. Heartworm preventative medication such as Heartgard cannot kill adult heartworms, but instead kills the baby heartworms known as microfilariae. A dog that already has a heartworm infection may experience a severe reaction as the medication kills off the heavy load of microfilariae circulating in the dog's bloodstream, which may result in serious heart failure or even death. If your dog is taking Heartgard but still manages to contract heartworms, the process of getting reimbursed for heartworm treatment from the manufacturer can be lengthy and time consuming. But at 1-800-PetMeds we don't require all the paperwork. When you buy your dog's Heartgard medicine through us, all you need to send us is your vet's bill and we'll send you a check for the cost of heartworm treatment.* It's as simple as that!Although Heartgard and other heartworm medicines require a prescription, at 1-800-PetMeds, we make the ordering process easy. Our pharmacy department will verify your pet's prescription for you by calling or faxing your veterinarian. Then, we'll deliver your pet's medication right to your door! Plus, all of our products have a , which means you can always count on every product to be of the same exact quality as your veterinarian's office. And our product guarantee on Heartgard even surpasses that of the manufacturer (Merial)! Give Heartgard exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Heartgard chewable tablets must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. Store Heartgard Chewables for Cats at room temperature. Do not remove the chew from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Cat Heartgard Chewables is safe for use in pregnant or lactating cats.of heartworms—and we'll send you a check for up to $500 (requires 9 months of continuous use of Heartgard Plus® purchased from 1-800-PetMeds on the pet for whom the medication was prescribed). Give Heartgard exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Heartgard chewable tablets must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. Use with caution, Collies and other herding dog breeds have been known to have adverse reactions to ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If the animal is off Heartgard Chewables for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result. Store Heartgard chewable at room temperature. Do not remove the chew from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. In addition, Dog Heartgard Chewables has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level in dogs including pregnant or breeding bitches, stud dogs and puppies aged 6 or more weeks.