Generic Heartgard Plus

  • For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease
  • Eliminates the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month after infection
  • For the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms
  • Safe in puppies of 6 weeks of age and older
  • Provides month long protection
  • Available as easy-chew tablets

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From $13.95


 

Style Number: GENDMS-CONFIG
 

Product Detail: Generic Heartgard Plus

INDICATIONS

For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense).


DOSAGE
HeartVeil Plus should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 6 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.72 mcg/lb) and 5 mg of pyrantel (as pamoate salt) per kg (2.27 mg/lb) of body weight. The recommended dosing schedule for prevention of canine heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms is as follows:
Dog Weight  Tablets              Ivermectin          Pyrantel
(Kg)               Per Month          Content              Content
Upto 11                1                 68 mcg                    57 mg
12 to 22                1                136 mcg                114 mg
23 to 45                1                272 mcg                227 mg

HeartVeil Plus is recommended for dogs 6 weeks of age and older.
For dogs over 100 lb (45kg) use the appropriate combination of these tablets.


ADMINISTRATION
Remove only one tablet at a time from the foil-backed blister card. Return the card with the remaining tablets to its box to protect the product from light. Because most dogs find HeartVeil Plus palatable, the product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, it may be added intact to a small amount of dog food. Tablets 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. If it is suspected that any of the doses has been lost, re-dosing is recommended.
HeartVeil Plus should be given at monthly intervals during the period of the year when mosquitoes (vectors), potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae, are active. The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes. The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's last exposure to mosquitoes.
When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease preventive program, the first dose of HeartVeil Plus must be given within a month (30 days) of the last dose of the former medication.
If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be reduced. Therefore, for optimal performance, the chewable tablet must be given once a month on or about the same day of the month. If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with HeartVeil Plus  and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen minimizes the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms.
Monthly treatment with HeartVeil Plus also provides effective treatment and control of ascarids (T. canis, T. leonina) and hookworms (A. caninum, U. stenocephala, A. braziliense). Clients should be advised of measures to be taken to prevent reinfection with intestinal parasites.


EFFICACY
HeartVeil Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) Tablets, given orally using the recommended dose and regimen, are effective against the tissue larval stage of D. immitis for a month (30 days) after infection and, as a result, prevent the development of the adult stage.
HeartVeil Plus Tablets are also effective against canine ascarids (T. canis, T. leonina) and hookworms (A. caninum, U. stenocephala, A. braziliense).


PRECAUTIONS
All dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with HeartVeil Plus which is not effective against adult D. immitis. Infected dogs must be treated to remove adult heartworms and microfilariae before initiating a program with HeartVeil Plus.
While some microfilariae may be killed by the ivermectin in HeartVeil Plus at the recommended dose level, HeartVeil Plus is not effective for microfilariae clearance. A mild hypersensitivity-type reaction, presumably due to dead or dying microfilariae and particularly involving a transient diarrhea, has been observed in reported clinical trials with ivermectin alone after treatment of some dogs that have circulating microfilariae.
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, clients should be advised to contact a physician immediately. Physicians may contact a Poison Control Center for advice concerning cases of ingestion by humans.
Store between 68 °F-77 °F (20°-25°C). Excursions between 59°F-86°F (15°-30°C) are permitted. Protect product from light.


ADVERSE REACTIONS
In reported clinical field trials with HeartVeil Plus, vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours of dosing was rarely observed (1.1% of administered doses). The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of HeartVeil Plus: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, mydriasis, ataxia, staggering, convulsions and hypersalivation.


SAFETY
Reported studies with ivermectin indicate that certain dogs of the Collie breed are more sensitive to the effects of ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels (more than 16 times the target use level) than dogs of other breeds. At elevated doses, sensitive dogs showed adverse reactions which included mydriasis, depression, ataxia, tremors, drooling, paresis, recumbency, excitability, stupor, coma and death. HeartVeil Plus demonstrated no signs of toxicity at 10 times the recommended dose (60 mcg/kg) in sensitive Collies.
Results of these trials and reported bioequivalence studies support the safety of HeartVeil Plus products in dogs, including Collies, when used as recommended.
HeartVeil Plus has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level in dogs, including pregnant or breeding bitches, stud dogs and puppies aged 6 or more weeks. In clinical trials, many commonly used flea collars, dips, shampoos, anthelmintics, antibiotics, vaccines and steroid preparations have been administered with HeartVeil Plus in a heartworm disease preventing program.
In one trial, where some pups had parvovirus, there was a marginal reduction in efficacy against intestinal nematodes, possibly due to a change in intestinal transit time.


How Supplied: HeartVeil Plus is available in three dosage strengths (See DOSAGE section) for dogs of different weights. Each strength comes in convenient cartons of  6 Chewable Tablets.


Ratings & Reviews

Based on 175 Review(s)

Average Rating

4.5

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Most Recent Reviews

Mix them with Food!
Written by Gail
Aug 24, 2016

I have a very picky Chihuahua who wont even eat the expensive brand named ones... Instead of giving them a negative review, all you have to do is crush with a fork and add to something you know they like eating..10 Seconds :)

Generic Heartgard +
Written by farmgirl796
Aug 18, 2016

My dogs won' t chew these either, so I wrap them in cheese or peanut butter. Good for the price.

Dogs would not eat at all
Written by Barb R
May 22, 2016

My lab and pointer mix are pretty indiscriminate about what they eat. They tried chewing these tablets and immediately spit them out. Would not even attempt to eat again. Wasted my money.

Great Product! Great Price!
Written by Melissa
May 11, 2016

I have had great success with this product. My husband was little worried about buying a generic brand but now he absolutely loves it. This product can't be beat especially for the price!

Not The Treat It's Supposed To Be
Written by mjthay
Apr 12, 2016

This is a chewable tablet but not the soft chewable that Heartgard is. My dogs have always been on Heartgard but with 4 dogs it gets pricey. I tried this for the first time and I assume it is working (no positive heartworm test) but in order to get my dogs to take it I have to crush the tablets, mix it with peanut butter and make little sandwiches for the dogs. The tablets are too big to give as a regular pill and the dogs won't eat them otherwise. First time my mutts have turned their nose up at anything

excited to try
Written by panda496
Mar 22, 2016

First time trying these. Looking forward to trying them. I went by the other reviews. If they work out for us I certainly will be back again!!

Generic Heartgard Plus
Written by Arnold
Mar 16, 2016

Great heart worm preventive. I find it effective and for it's price, it's definitely a good medicine. Couldn't find anything cheaper than this that truly works.

Heart worm free
Written by Jean
Mar 09, 2016

So happy with this product. Protecting my baby for years now. Heart worm is deadly. It's a great thing to know your baby is safe from this.

Heart worm meds
Written by ScottM
Mar 09, 2016

I buy heartworm meds for all 4 of my dogs from Pet Shed. I have been ordering the generic heart guard for many years and recently used the Kiwof Hart for over two years and have had no problems with any of my dogs. Having four dogs can be quite costly and Pet Shed has always had the best prices on heart worm meds I have ever come across. I reccomend them to every pet owner I know!