Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prevent Heartworm Disease with Heartgard Plus Chewables for Dogs

Heartworm disease is a serious illness that affects many dogs throughout the United States and all over the world. These internal parasitic worms infect the heart, lungs and bloodstream, which can cause serious health problems and even death. Dogs suffering from heartworm disease could have 30 or more worms in their bodies.

While there are treatment options for heartworms, there is no simple cure. Instead, owners and veterinarians must work together to create rigorous, multi-step treatment regimens and prevention plans. As part of National Heartworm Awareness Month, Medi-Vet is taking the time to highlight products that help to prevent this disease.

One of the best ways to prevent heartworm disease is by administering preventative medication. Heartgard Plus Chewables for Dogs is a monthly oral heartworm tablet designed to eliminate heartworm larvae, Dirofilaria immitis, for 30 days after infection. These easy-to-administer tablets can be given to adult dogs as well as puppies at least six weeks old. In addition to eradicating heartworm larvae, Heartgard Plus also controls ascarids and hookworms and keeps them from growing inside the dog. However, Heartgard Plus does not kill adult heartworms. It is important to note that this medication is best suited for young dogs or dogs with an early diagnosis.

Benefits of Heartgard Plus:

•    Prevents the spread and growth of heartworm larvae
•    Controls hookworms & roundworms (ascarids)
•    Easy-to-administer tablets
•    Chewable for more effective absorption
•    Beef-flavored tablets

Dogs love the taste of Heartgard Plus Chewables! These tablets can be administered on their own like a treat or mixed in with food. Once taken, Heartgard Plus starts to defend against the growth of worms and prevents the progression of the disease. While adult heartworms are very difficult to eliminate, Heartgard takes care of the initial tissue stage and kills the larvae, so owners and veterinarians don’t have to worry! By treating your dog with Heartgard Plus, you’re sure to prevent heartworms and keep dogs feeling healthy every day. Not only is Heartgard one of the most effective treatments on the market, but it is the easiest way to implement a heartworm prevention plan at home. Medi-Vet supplies a variety of Heartgard Plus products in different doses for dogs of all sizes. Browse our website to find the medication that best fits your animal’s needs!