Here at Heartworms, Dogs and Cats we talk a lot about Generic Heartworm Medicine. That's because it is the fastest growing sector of the heartworm prevention market. Unsurprising when discounts of up to 50% can be made, simply by opting out of the branded product.
The only issue with generics is that sometimes they look a little different to the brands, so the tablet may be a different size, shape or colour for example and where a brand offers a 'flavor tab' or 'chewable' option, sometimes the generics do not. This was one concern with Generic Heartgard Plus, but no longer, as we are please to announce that Generic Heartgard Plus Chewables are now available.
Buy Generic Heartgard Plus Chewables
Click the link above to compare prices on generic and branded Heartgard Plus chewables. We think you will find the savings extremely interesting.
This means dog owners looking to save a little money on their heartworm medicine do not need to forgo the advantage of giving a chewable treat. As we know many dogs make tablet time difficult but no more, with a tasty chewable Hearworm Pill.
Using Generic Heartgard Plus
Just like Heartgard Plus, these generic heartworm pills use ivermectin to destroy larval heartworms and pyrantel to control hookworms and roundworms. Your dog must be given these pills every 30 days to guarantee protection against heartworm disease. In some areas, seasonal use may be sufficient (depending on mosquito activity levels) so speak to your vet if considering using heartworm prevention during the summer months only.
Heartgard Plus and Generic Heartgard Plus Chewables are designed to be eaten slowly. If your dog tends to swallow things whole, break the tab apart and feed it in stages. Ensure the whole tab is ingested.
If you miss a treatment, administer it as soon as possible. If more than two months have passed since the last tablet was given consult your vet about the need for a new heartworm test.
If switching from another heartworm preventative, use the first Generic Heartgard Chewable 30 days afte the old medication was last used. If starting your dog on heartworm preventatives for the first time ensure your vet first carries out a heartworm test.
Heartgard Plus and Generic Heartgard Plus are considered safe enough to use on all breeds of dogs and puppies from six weeks of age.