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Choose Heartgard Plus To Give Brilliant Pet Care.

Jun 6, 2008
Veterinarians prefer to use Heartgard Plus for the prevention of heartworms. The key ingredients, ivermectin and pyrantel, make this medication highly effective.

Heartgard is currently a prescription only medication, therefore you will need to consult your dog's veterinarian before purchasing Heartgard and beginning treatment.

Heartgard Plus is available in three different dosages depending on the weight of the dog.

The ranges are 0-25lbs, 26-50lbs, and 51-100lbs, and for each weight there are six-dose or 12-dose packs, providing the convenience of a half year or full year of treatment.

The weights each are named with a color, Blue for dogs 0 - 25lbs, Green for dogs 26-50lbs, Brown 51-100lbs.

This color coding helps owners remember which dosage is appropriate for their dog, making it easier to select the correct package.

Heartgard remains the most popular heartworm prevention product although it has competition from at least one discounted generic brand.

The monthly dose can be used on puppies as young as six weeks, small dogs, breeding females, stud males, the list goes on.

For puppies under 6 months, they should be tested and given a clean bill of health for heartworm before being started on the preventative program.

Heartgard plus chewables are beef flavored, which will make your life a lot easier when you are trying to get your animal to swallow it, it also protects against 2 species of roundworm and three species of hookworms as well as heartworm.

Every year, your dog should be tested for heartworms by his veterinarian.

When you choose Heartgard for your dog, you can rest assured that incidence of allergic reaction and neurological malfunction to Heartgard is very low.

The company that manufactures Heartgard, Merial, also makes Frontline, Enacard, Recombitek, Imbrab, and Oravet. You will know that the Heartgard Plus chewables that you purchase for your dog are in good company!

Merial quickly addressed the issue and announced that wheat gluten is not present in Heartgard for dogs, and it is therefore unaffected by the controversy over wheat gluten.

You should be very leery of purchasing cheap Heartgard over the internet unless you know the source well.

Heartgard provides you with a method of reminding yourself when it is time for your dog's monthly dose.

Fortunately, this company realizes that fast paced modern life often makes it easy to forget to treat your dog. You can sign up to receive a monthly email reminder from the Heartgard website.
About the Author
About the author: Rebecca Foxton wants to help you bring your pet brilliant health with heartworm treatment. Check out her health tips for people with dogs and cats and visit her Fortiflora Canine article series on Dog Buffs.
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