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Heartgard chewables are available for canines and felines for the treatment of heartworms.  In felines, Heartgard chewables also prevent intestinal worms and are used to prevent and remove hookworms.  In canines, roundworms and hookworms can also be treated with Heartgard.  Heartgard may be prescribed by a licensed veterinarian in any of the above cases.  A pet should be brought to a veterinarian for a diagnosis if it exhibits any of the side effects of the above mentioned ailments.

Heartgard Chewables are Safe for Cats and Dogs

Heartgard is available as a beef chewable table for dogs and cats to easily eat and digest.  Heartgard chewables are only available through a licensed veterinarian.  Heartgard rarely has side effects and is safe when used as directed by a veterinarian.  Heartgard is safe for use on puppies as young as 6 weeks old, breeding and pregnant bitches, stud dogs, Collies, and small dogs.

Heartgard for cats is safe for kittens as young as 6 weeks old and for pregnant or lactating cats.  However, a licensed veterinarian will be able to properly diagnose special cases such as allergies to the medication, interactions with other medications, breeds that may not respond well to the medication, and other unique circumstances.  Veterinarians should be notified if a cat or dog has a known allergy to beef, Ivermectin, or any other ingredient in Heartgard.

Pets Should be Tested Annually For Parasites

Cats and dogs should be tested for heartworms and other parasites annually.  If dogs are diagnosed with heartworms, they may be hospitalized or they may be treated with Heartgard as directed by a veterinarian.

Heartgard should be used to prevent heartworms and other parasites in dogs and cats.  A pet owner should always consult with a veterinarian before using Heartgard as a heartworm preventative.  A veterinarian will be able to give the proper directions for administering Heartgard.

Heartworm and Parasite Prevention is Recommended with Heartgard

Dogs are more susceptible to heartworms if they are outdoors during mosquito seasons.  Mosquitos are known to transmit Dirofilaria immitis to dogs, which is the parasite responsible for heartworms. Dirofilaria immitis can be found in all 50 states of the U.S., in Canada, and worldwide, and all dog breeds are known to be susceptible.

In areas where the temperature averages above 57 F yearly, Heartgard is recommended as a year-round preventative due to a greater chance of infection.  Heartworm preventatives such as Heartgard are effective in 99 percent of all cases when administered properly.  Heartworm infections while preventatives such as Heartgard are being administered only happen when doses are missed.

Ask a licensed veterinarian for more information on heartworm and parasite prevention using Heartgard chewables.

 

Disclaimer: We're in no way affiliated with the Merial Health Company, whom Heartgard® is a registered trademark of - we just love and support the product.