: Heartgard Generic name
: Ivermectin, Strongheart chewable
: Canine Heartworm
: Brand Merial Heartgard Dog Plus and generic Ivermectin chewable 6 tablets available in several package sizes of 68 ug, 136 ug, 272 ug
Generic Ivermectin vs. Brand Heartgard
Anyone who has pets knows that they are just as much a part of the family unit as the humans inside of it. With that said, our animals sometimes need medication just the same as us. Blue Sky Drugs carries a wide range of vet medications at the lowest possible prices so that if you need to buy Heatgard Plus, or any of the other products we stock in our pharmacy, you can be sure that you will be saving money. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our customer service specialists at 1-866-995-7387, or by email at CustomerService@BlueSkyDrugs.com
How Heartgard Dog Works
Heartgard Plus is used in the prevention of heartworm infection and the control and treatment of various other worm infections. Heartgard contains the active ingredient Ivermectin; it works against canine heartworm disease; it does so by attacking the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis). It continually does this for thirty days following infection, but also works to treat and control ascarids and hookworms.
Heartgard Possible Side Effects
The following side effects have been reported from Heartgard Plus. It should always be taken with the consultation of your veterinarian.
• Anorexia, ataxia
• Convulsions, depression/lethargy, diarrhea
• Hypersalivation, mydriasis
• Staggering, vomiting
Heartgard Dog Guidelines
To administer Heartgard, please following these steps:
1. Remove one chewable tablet at a time from the blister card.
2. Return the card with the intact chewables to the box in order to protect the product from light and heat.
3. Offer the product by hand to your dog. Even though most dogs find this product palatable, it may also be added to a small amount of food, if your dog is hesitant to take it on its own.
It is imperative that your dog chews this product, as opposed to swallowing it whole. If your dog generally swallows treats whole, Heartgard may be broken into pieces. Take care that your dog consumes a complete dose - observe her/him following administration to make sure it is not lost or rejected. If you suspect that any of the dose has been lost, re-dosing is recommended. As with all drugs, keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of ingestion by humans, contact a medical professional, or call a Poison Control Center for advice concerning ingestion by humans.
Save Your Money on Canadian Drugs and Overseas Options
Buying medication for ourselves is expensive enough. When you have the added cost of buying drugs for your pets as well, saving money is important. Blue Sky Drugs carefully sources all of its products from internationally recognized and reputable sources to provide you with the highest quality products at the lowest prices possible. When visiting the product information page of any of the many products we stock in our pharmacy, check to see if a generic version is available. Generic products chemically and therapeutically identical to their brand-name equivalents are often much cheaper and can give you, the consumer, one less thing to worry about.