Generic alternative to Heartgard Plus so each dose is more economical. Works to protect your dog from heartworm infection plus it helps to prevent and treat roundworms and hookworms(common intestinal parasites). Tablets are highly palatable so most dogs accept them readily. One dose once a month is all it take to keep your dog protected! Tablets contain pork and liver flavoring so dogs who have allergies to beef can take this medication safely. Possible Side Effects: Most dogs tolerate Iverhart Plus well if it is given at the recommended dose. Side effects can sometimes occur and include vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, convulsions, and drooling. Some dogs can be truly allergic to this medication or to the parasites dying off. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, and coma. If you notice any of these signs, call your vet or the local veterinary emergency center as this requires immediate treatment. If your dog is acting unusual in any way after giving this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately for further instructions. Drug and Food Interactions: No drug or food interactions have been reported with Iverhart Plus. Make sure you tell your veterinarians about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your dog is taking before starting Iverhart Plus. If you are giving any other preventative medications to your dog, tell your veterinarian before giving this one. Precautions: Puppies under 6 weeks of age should not take this medication. Pregnant and nursing dogs can generally take this medication safely but always check with your veterinarian before using it. Certain breeds can be sensitive to the Ivermectin in Iverhart Plus. These breeds include Collies and other herding breeds. Ivermectin sensitivity is more common when higher doses are given but it is important to discuss the safety of this medication with your veterinarian if you own one of these breeds of dog. Your dog will need a blood test to look for heartworm disease before starting. Size: 1-25 lbs.
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