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Is Heartgard for dogs safe for cats?

Is Heartgard for dogs safe for cats?

Heartgard is safe and effective in any breed of cat when used as directed.

Is Heartgard bad for cats?

SAFETY: In the clinical studies involving more than 3000 doses of HEARTGARD for Cats, observations reported within 24 hours of treatment included vomition in ≤ 0.3% and diarrhea in ≤ 0.2% of the doses administered.

Is there beef in Heartgard?

Prevention of heartworm disease is highly recommended. HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) Chewables are proven effective to prevent heartworm disease and are made with real beef that dogs love.

Are there any side effects with Heartgard?

ADVERSE REACTIONS: The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of HEARTGARD: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, mydriasis, ataxia, staggering, convulsions and hypersalivation.

Can heartworm medication upset a dog’s stomach?

All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. In a small percentage of ivermectin/pyrantel treated dogs, digestive and neurological side effects may occur.

Is Nexgard the same as Heartgard?

There are some distinct differences between these products. Mainly that Heartgard is used for parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms. Nexgard focuses on fleas and ticks. Nexgard is the only FDA approved option for preventing infections that cause Lyme disease.

Does Heartgard for dogs come in pill form?

The oral heartworm preventive Heartgard now comes in tablet form for dogs that have food allergies. The new medication, Heartgard Tablet (ivermectin), does not contain food ingredients that may trigger an allergic reaction, according to the manufacturer, Merial Ltd.

Is it safe to give a cat Heartgard Chew?

Store Heartgard Chewables for Cats at room temperature. Do not remove the chew from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Heartgard Chewables for Cats are safe for use in pregnant or lactating cats.

How often should I give my Dog Heartgard Chewables?

What are Heartgard Plus Chewables? Heartgard Plus Chewables provide protection against heartworms, and treat and control roundworms and hookworms. These tasty chewables are made with real beef, making them easy to give your dog like a treat. Heartgard Plus Chewables are given monthly and require a prescription from your veterinarian.

How much pyrantein is in Heartgard Plus Chewables?

Heartgard Plus Chewables Brown (for Dogs 51-100 lbs): Active Ingredient Amount; Ivermectin: 272 mcg: Pyrantel: 227 mg

How often should I give my Cat Heartgard?

Heartgard Chewables for Cats prevent heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month after infection. Cautions: It is important that you give your pet this preventative every month. If you miss than two monthly doses, we recommend calling your vet before continuing the medication.

Can a dog eat Heartgard Plus Chewables whole?

Heartgard Plus Chewables may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected.

How often should I Feed my Dog Heartgard tablets?

Every 30 days feed your dog one chewable tablet and your dog will be protected from heartworms and hookworms. These tablets are used to prevent heartworm disease and treat and control hookworms and roundworms. Treats dogs 6 weeks in age and older weighing 1 to 25 pounds.

How many Heartgard tablets are in a carton?

Results of these trials support the safety of HEARTGARD products in dogs, including Collies, when used as recommended. HEARTGARD is available in three dosage strengths (See DOSAGE section) for dogs of different weights. Each strength comes in a convenient carton of 6 tablets, packed 10 cartons per tray.

Who is the manufacturer of Heartgard for dogs?

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH USA INC. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the HEARTGARD Tablets for Dogs information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.