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What is Cat Heartgard Chewables?

Heartgard Chewables are a flavored treatment for cats given once a month to prevent heartworms, and for the removal and control of adult and immature hookworms. Heartgard Chewables require a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats (6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement)

Benefits:
  • Highly effective in preventing heartworms
  • Removes and controls adult and immature hookworms
  • A convenient and tasty chewable for easy administration
  • Delicious beef flavor that most cats will eat
How it Works:

Heartgard prevents heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month after infection.

Cautions:

It is important that you give your pet this preventative every month. If you miss than two monthly doses, we recommend calling your vet before continuing the medication. Also, note that side effects are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Side effects in cats include agitation, loss of appetite, staggering, dilated pupils, tremors, blindness and disorientation.

Brand Name:

Heartgard Chewables (Merial)

Generic Name:

Ivermectin

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Heartgard Chewables for Cats to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to Heartgard, ivermectin, or to beef.

What is the most important information I should know about Heartgard Chewables for Cats:

Heartgard Chewables for Cats is a prescription medication available as a palatable meaty flavored chewables tablet. The usual dose of Heartgard Chewables for cats 5 pounds or less is 55mcg (red box) and for cats 6 to 15 pounds is 165mcg (purple box). The chewable tablets must be chewed and should not be swallowed whole. For cats, the pieces can be broken and crumbled into food or fed directly to the cat.

How should this medication be given:

Give Heartgard exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Heartgard chewable tablets must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. Store Heartgard Chewables for Cats at room temperature. Do not remove the chew from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Cat Heartgard Chewables is safe for use in pregnant or lactating cats.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Heartgard Chewables to my pet:

Because humans can contract hookworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

What are the possible side effects of Heartgard Chewables:

Side effects of Heartgard are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Side effects that may occur in cats include agitation, loss of appetite, staggering, dilated pupils, tremors, blindness and disorientation.

What other drugs will affect Heartgard Chewables:

Do not give Heartgard to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Cat Heartgard Chewables are a once-a-month chewable tablet available by prescription for the prevention of heartworm disease.
  • It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society that heartworm prevention be given year-round.
Tip:

Do not remove the chew from its wrapper until ready to give. Cat Heartgard Chewables must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. For cats, the chew can be crumbled onto food or fed directly to the cat. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

Dosage:
Cats:
Weight
Dosage
Up to 5 lbs
Give 1 chewable tablet (red box) once a month
5 to 15 lbs
Give 1 chewable tablet (purple box) once a month
Dogs:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients
Heartgard Red Chewables (for Cats 1-5 lbs):
Active Ingredient
Amount
Ivermectin
55 mcg
Heartgard Purple Chewables (for Cats 5-15 lbs):
Active Ingredient
Amount
Ivermectin
165 mcg
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