Heartgard



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This prescription medication requires a current annual visit to a Penny Paws clinic. We also require a current annual heartworm test for canine medication containing heartworm preventive.

What is Heartgard Plus?

Heartgard Plus is a real-beef chewable tablet for dogs that provides protection against heartworms, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms. Heartgard Plus is given monthly and requires a prescription from your Penny Paws veterinarian. 
For: Dogs (6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement)
 
Benefits:
Considered the most tasty heartworm chewable tablet (beef flavor)
Effectively controls heartworms, roundworms & hookworms
Only given once a month

How it works: 
Heartgard Plus contains ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication used to prevent heartworms. Heartgard Plus also contains 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. To determine if your dog is at risk, please discuss with Penny Paws veterinarians.

Cautions:
Can cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. Heartgard Plus chewable tablets should be chewed, not swallowed whole. The tablets 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 every month year-round. Do not skip winter months as your dog may still become infected. If you miss more than two months of dosage, please consult with your veterinarian as to whether to continue medication.

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