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Heartgard Plus

  • Uses for Heartgard Medication

    Contains small amounts of two different medications
    Kills off heartworms and some small intestinal parasites as a means of prevention
    Worms that do get into a dog's system will be killed by the small dosage
    Heartgard for dogs isn't meant to get rid of a widespread problem, which is why veterinarians test for the worms before administering the medication


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  • Conditions Treated

    Prevents the development of a heartworm infestation
    Worms get into your dog's blood primarily through mosquito bites
    Protecting your pet from these insects can also decrease the chances of a heartworm infestation
    Has also been proven to treat and prevent widespread infestation of intestinal parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms


    Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Heartgard Plus. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Heartgard Plus.

  • Dosing

    Your veterinarian will give you the all clear to use this prescription medication after your pet tests negative for heartworms
    The prescribed dosage will be based upon the size of your dog
    This medication comes in three different strengths
    Getting your dog weighed at the veterinarian will help you choose the right one


    Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Heartgard Plus. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Heartgard Plus.

  • Administration

    Heartgard for dogs is easy for many dogs to take without intervention
    The large tablets are made from a soft, chewable material that resembles a treat
    The tablets are also beef flavored, which many dogs love
    In most cases, you only need to give the tablet to your dog once a month in the same way you would give a treat
    If your dog refuses to eat it, you can hide the tablet in your dog's food


    Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Heartgard Plus. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Heartgard Plus.

  • Side Effects

    Any time you give your pet medication, there is a chance of side effects
    While side effects from Heartgard Plus are rare, they can occur
    Some of the side effects to watch for with this prescription medication include vomiting, diarrhea, staggering and dilated pupils
    If your pet experiences any of these symptoms after ingesting this medication, it is important to seek help from your veterinarian as soon as possible






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