Heartgard® Plus Chewables

Product Description: This is a chewable tablet that contains ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate. This product is used for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. The tablets also contain pyrantel which is a de-wormer effective against ascarids (Toxocara) and hookworms. This product can be used in pregnant/breeding dogs and in puppies over 6 weeks old. Each colored box contains tablets that have very different amounts of ivermectin and pyrantel.

Dosage and Administration: For dogs weighing less than 25 lbs., one tablet from a blue box should be given. Dogs that weigh 26-50 lbs. should receive one tablet from a green box, and dogs weighing 51-100 lbs. should receive one tablet from a brown box. Dogs weighing over 100 lbs. should receive a combination of the above. All animals should receive their tablet(s) once a month at approximately the same time every month. Only animals over six weeks of age should receive the product.

Any animal that has missed the proper monthly dosing or has gone off the product for greater than one month should be retested prior to receiving additional tablets (see precautions below).

Precautions and Side Effects: Because of side effects, products containing ivermectin should be used with caution in sight hounds or Collie breeds. All adult animals should be blood tested before any preventative measures are taken. Placing an infected dog on any type of heartworm prevention may result in the death of that animal.

If this product is consumed by a human, contact a physician immediately!

Packaging: The product comes in boxes appropriate for different weights.

Blue box = animals less than 25 lbs.
Green box = animals 26-50 lbs.
Brown box = animals 51-100 lbs.

Storage: Keep at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

Product Type: Rx

Manufacturer: Merial

See page F310 for additional information on heartworm disease.