Keep your dog safe and protected from heartworms, hookworms, and roundworms at an affordable price with Iverhart Plus! What is Iverhart Plus? Iverhart Plus is a heartworm preventative. It also works to control and treat common intestinal parasites (roundworms and hookworms). It comes in a chewable tablet that is flavored with pork and liver that is generally given every 30 days to provide protection. It is a generic alternative to Heartgard Plus. Formulated for: Dogs and puppies must be over 6 weeks of age in order to receive this medication safely. Iverhart Plus is also considered safe for pregnant/breeding females. How is this medication given? Iverhart Plus is given orally (by mouth) on a monthly basis in order to keep your dog protected from heartworm disease, roundworms, and hookworms. You can give tablets as a treat, in food, or you can give each dose directly into your dogs mouth. Try to give each dose on the same day every month. Be sure to observe your dog for a few minutes giving each tablet to make sure that he/she has swallowed the entire dose. If your dog spits a tablet out, give another one immediately. This medication can be given all twelve months of the year or seasonally during mosquito season. Many veterinarians recommend giving a dose every month but some may recommend using this medication seasonally during mosquito season. If using this medication seasonally, the first dose needs to be given within 30 days of your dog's first exposure to mosquitoes and the last dose should be given within 30 days after the last exposure to mosquitoes or dosing may be ineffective. Each dose works to kill the parasites acquired during the previous month. Your veterinarian will advise you on the frequency of administration that is right for your dog. If using this medication seasonally, heartworm testing may be necessary before giving a new dose. Your veterinarian can discuss testing protocols with you. Generally, each dose is based on your dogs body weight but always follow your veterinarians instructions regarding the use of this medication. Only give this medication to the pet for whom it was prescribed for. Tablets should be given whole and should not be split. Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions regarding the use of this medication. How does this medication work? Iverhart Plus contains 2 active ingredients: Ivermectin plus pyrantel pamoate. Each ingredient kills the susceptible parasite by causing paralysis that eventually results in death. Ivermectin works to eliminate the heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitus). This prevents the adult form of the heartworm from developing. Pyrantel pamoate is effective in causing paralysis and eventual death of common intestinal parasites (hookworms- Ancylostoma caninum, A. brasiliense, Uncinaria stenocephala and roundworms- Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina). What results can I expect? Each monthly dose works well to kill immature heartworms that your dog was exposed to in the preceding month. It also works to control and treat roundworms and hookworms which are common intestinal worms that can cause illness in dogs and humans. What Form(s) does Iverhart Plus come in? This is a flavored, chewable tablet. This size of medication is made to be given to dogs that weigh 51-100 lbs. Generic Name: Ivermectin and pyrantel Pamoate (Commmon Drug Name). Iverhart Plus contains the same active ingredients as Heartgard Plus. ) Common Brand Name: Iverhart Plus (Virbac). Uses: Iverhart Plus is used to prevent heartworm disease in dogs by killing immature heartworm larvae before they develop into adults that can cause illness. This medication also controls and treats common intestinal parasites (hookworms and roundworms).
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