Benefits: Protects your dog from potentially deadly heartworm disease. Treats and controls roundworms and hookworms which can cause disease in both pets and humans. Dogs must be 6 weeks or older to administer Heartgard Plus.
Required: A blood test to check for heartworm disease is necessary before starting Heartgard Plus and may be necessary annually if Heartgard Plus is not given consistantly on a monthly basis.
How does it work?: The combination of worming medication in Heartgard Plus prevents heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. It also controls and treats certain intestinal parasites such as hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, A. brasiliense, and Uncinaria stenocephala) and roundworms (ascarids - Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina).
Heartgard Plus is a beef flavored chewable treat and is prescribed by your veterinarian according to the weight of your animal.