Animal science heartworm remedy chewables will kill heartworm larvae, which acquisted from infected mosquitoes within the previous 30 days.
- This is a monthly pet medication that prevents infection and heartworm disease.
- For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease.
- Science heartworm remedy prevents heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection
- May be given to pregnant dogs. However if any side effects are observed, please consult your veterinarian
- Science heartworm remedy contains ivermectin, which interferes with the parasite’s nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of the immature heartworms (larvae).
- Do not use in puppies under 6 weeks old.
- Treatment for heartworm should occur regularly at 28-30 day intervals.
Warning: Consult a veterinarian before use.
Available Product Sizes:
12 chewable meaty tablets
Directions for use:
- Dog less than 12kg bodyweight, give half a chewable monthly
- Dog 12-22 kg bodyweight, give 1 chewable monthly
- Dog 23-40 kg bodyweight, give 2 chewable monthly
Most dogs find this tablets palatable, the product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, it may be added intact to a small amount of dog food.
- The chewable should be administered in a manner that encourages the dog to chew, rather than to swallow without chewing. Chewables may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole.
- Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected.
- If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, redosing is recommended.
- Heartworm remedy should be given at monthly intervals during the period of the year when mosquitoes (vectors), potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae, are active.
- The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog’s first exposure to mosquitoes.
- The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog’s last exposure to mosquitoes.
- When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease preventive program, the first dose of Heartworm Remedy must be given within a month (30 days) of the last dose of the former medication.
- If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be reduced.
- Therefore, for optimal performance, the chewable must be given once a month on or about the same day of the month.
- If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with Heartworm Remedy and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen minimizes the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms.
- The active ingredient is used to prevent heartworms in dogs.
- Precaution: All dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment which is not effective against adult D. immitis.
- Infected dogs must be treated to remove adult heartworms and microfilariae before initiating a program with this heartworm remedy.