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Heartgard Chewable (Merial)
What is Heartgard Chewables?
Heartgard Chewables is a monthly prevention medication given to your dog to prevent heartworms.
- Only needs to be given to your dogs once a month
- Very effective against heartworms and prevention
- Most dogs like the delicious beef flavor
- The tablet is convenient as its easily chewed by all dogs
How It Works:
Heartgard prevents heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month after infection.
Note: Heartgard's main active ingredient ivermectin may increase sensitivities in certain herding dogs. For more information please contact you veterinarian for details.
It is important that this medication be given on a monthly basis as a preventative measure. If your pet misses more than two monthly doses you should contact your veterinarian before continuing on the medication. Also you should note that there is the rare chance there could be some side effects (for dogs) which include: dilated pupils, loss of body weight, tremors, and death. Side effects in cats may include tremors, dilated pupils, staggering, loss of appetite, agitation, blindness and disorientation.
What happens if your dog misses a dose?
If your dog happens to miss a dose give it to your dog as soon as you remember unless it is close to the next scheduled dose. Do not give your dog a double dose of this medication to catch up for missed doses.
What happens if I overdose the pet?
Seek emergency medical attention from a veterinary clinic as soon as possible.
What other drugs will effect Heartgard Chewables?
Do not give your dog Heartgard chewables if your dog is already taking another heartworm medication.
What are possible side effects of using Heartgard Chewables?
Side effects are rare using Heartgard Chewables if following the recommended dose is taken. However in higher doses in dogs the side effects may include tremors, dilated pupils, weight loss and death.
What to avoid when giving your pet Heartgard Chewables?
To help with compliance and not missing a monthly dose, use the handy red heart reminder stickers included with the medication.
Note: For additional protection against roundworms and hookworms for Dogs, try HEARTGARD PLUS Chewables.