Heartgard 30 Plus Chewables Blue up to 11kg 68mcg 6's
Heartworms (up to 30cm long in dogs) live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs, interfering with circulation and damaging tissues. This may eventually cause heart failure. Left untreated, this can result in the death of your dog.
All untreated dogs are at risk of being infected by potentially deadly heartworm. That's why it's so important to protect your dog. Luckily, it's easy with HEARTGARD30 PLUS. It comes in a great-tasting real beef treat that dogs love. What’s more it also provides protection against roundworm and hookworm. Don't take chances – make sure your dog's got the protection it needs.
The usual dose in dogs up to 11kg is 68mcg – 1 cube from blue pack, for 12 to 22 kg is 136mcg – 1 cube from green pack and for 23 to 45 kg is 272mcg – 1 cube from brown pack. Dogs over 45 kg are given a combination of the tablets.
|Indication||Prevention of heartworm disease in dogs by eliminating heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) that infected the dog in the month (30 days) before treatment. Control of heartworm infections acquired in the previous four months, provided monthly treatment is continued for at least 12 months. Treatment and control of roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, A. braziliense, A. ceylanicum and Uncinaria stenocephala).|
|Actions||Ivermectin acts by binding selectively and with high affinity to glutamate-gated chloride channels which occur in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. This leads to hyperpolarisation of these cells, resulting in paralysis and death of the parasite. Compounds of this class may also interact with other ligand-gated chloride channels, such as those gated by the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA).Pyrantel stimulates the cholinergic receptors of hookworms and roundworms, resulting in depolarisation of the neuromuscular system and paralysis of the parasite.|
|Precautions||As macrocyclic lactones may have some effects against adult heartworms, veterinarians are advised to be cautious when treating active or working dogs with a diagnosed heartworm infection. When used as directed, there is a wide margin of safety in all breeds of dogs, including stud dogs, breeding bitches and puppies 6 weeks of age and older. Can be administered to dogs of negative, positive or unknown heartworm status. However, as heartworms can have serious effects on the health of dogs, testing by a veterinarian before initiating heartworm prevention is recommended. Dogs with evidence of an existing heartworm infection should only be treated under the supervision of a veterinarian.Poisonous if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands after use.First Aid If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.Disposal Dispose of empty pack by wrapping in paper and placing in garbage.|
|Dosage and Administration||Ivermectin 6 microgram/kg and pyrantel 5 mg/kg bodyweight once a month. May be offered by hand or added to the food.For dogs up to 45 kg bodyweight, give 1 cube containing ivermectin/pyrantel embonate appropriate to the dog's weight as follows. Up to 11 kg. Ivermectin 68 microgram/pyrantel embonate 57 mg. 12 to 22 kg. 136 microgram/114 mg. 23 to 45 kg. 272 microgram/227 mg. Over 45 kg. Give an appropriate combination of cubes.Most dogs find the product highly palatable and will accept and consume the product when offered by hand. It can be added to a small amount of dog food if more convenient. The chewable should be administered in a manner that encourages the dog to chew rather than swallow without chewing. Chewables may be broken into pieces if desired, but ensure the animal consumes the full dose.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature). Do not freeze. Protect from light.|
|Manufacturer||Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty Ltd|