Iverhart is a heartworm preventative made for dogs with heartworms. It comes in the form of a chewable tablet, which tastes like pork so your dog will eat it. It kills heartworm larva, as well as canine roundworms and canine hookworms. Because it doesn't kill the adults, if your dog already has adult heartworms you'll have to have it dewormed first. This medicine is used as a way to prevent them by killing the larva before they become adults.
Iverhart Plus uses ivermectin, which is a pretty effective pest-killer. You give it to the dog once a month whenever mosquitoes are in season in your area, because mosquitoes are the carrier for heartworms. If you're in a colder area you may need to use it less - if you're in a hot, swampy region you'll be using it year-round. Your dog has to be at least 6 weeks old to take it, but that's not really a big deal because heartworms take a very long time to develop into adults, and as long as they get killed off before then your puppy would be fine.
Are there any side effects?
Some dogs have had a hypersensitivity reaction to dying microfilariae, which are little pre-larva heartworms that are in the dog's blood. As these die, they can cause diarrhea in the dog. About 1% of dogs have diarrhea or vomiting because of the ivermectin itself. Some rarer side effects are depression, anorexia, staggering, going into convulsions, or salivating excessively.
Where can I buy Iverhart Plus?
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