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Iverhart Max 171 171
Easy and it Works My dog never gives me an issue when trying to give her Iverhart Max. Once a month and done. I visited the vet for her yearly (first year) checkup and she said all is great, no issues. As far as price, it's better than my vet could offer, so I will continue to purchase through 1-800-PetMeds 04/24/2014
Iverhart Max Iverhart Max product review: As I also mention under my product review for Iverhart plus, it is truly wonderful for me to see a reliable more economic generic available for animal guardians that is certainly comparable to the more expensive brand name monthly heartworm preventatives. With this Virbac product, not only are clients getting the reliable heartworm prevention record of ivermectin, but also the additional preventative benefits and control of other internal parasites of the digestive tract, including roundworms, hookworms, and in this case tapeworms as well. It is exciting to see the inclusion of praziquantel in this combination product to broaden the spectrum of coverage of Iverhart plus against tapeworms. Tapeworms are among the most common frustrating parasites seen in dogs and cats, especially when there is any risk of flea exposure. Iverhart Max stands alone in having this added benefit of tapeworm control. Even for only this additional benefit, as well as the ones I mention under Iverhart plus , I highly recommend this reliable generic product and alternative to the other more expensive monthly heartworm pills that dont offer this protection against tapeworms. The only negative issue I have seen is the occasional pet who develops digestive upset from one of the ingredients, in which case I would change to a different monthly alternative. The only other possible limitation with this product is that it does not protect or prevent against whipworms, which in certain areas of the United States can be an intestinal parasite that can sometimes cause acute or chronic inflammation of the colon and diarrhea. But in my experience, whipworms are not as common as I used to see in my earlier days of veterinary practice. Thus my overall rating of this product is a 5. Its effectiveness a 4 and its taste a 4 as well. 12/01/2008
Worm treatment 4 all dogs THIS PRODUCT IS GRrrrrr8, I love to use this heart guard treatment on my 70 Lb mixed breed 5 yr old dog!! I highly recommend this for everyone whom has a dog or puppy no matter what there size is to use this product. they will not be let down... IT works very very good!! Mary Heather Holcher !! 07/14/2008
Easy and Effective Our 3 year old Golden Retriever has been using this product since she was 6 months old, and her heart test results have always been excellent. She likes the flavor of this "treat," and gets it right after her flea and tick treatment. 07/22/2014
switched from heartguard dog doesnot like taste 07/12/2014
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I have 2 different dogs, one weighs 36 pounds and the other weighs close to 55 lbs. Would I have to buy 2 different boxes of this product?
Is it okay to switch from Iverhart Plus to Iverhart Max at any time? I know you have to have dogs tested for heartworms before starting them on a wormer and since Iverhart Max also guards against tapeworms, I was wondering if they have to be tested for tapeworms or anything before making the switch or if you can just switch at any time.
Answer:¬†You NEVER want to give heartworm medication to any dog that hasn't been tested for heartworm. Heartworm tests MUST be done once a year. Administering a heartworm medication to a dog that has heartworm could kill it, therefore knowing beforehand is a must. Even if your dog has never missed a dose for an entire year, they must have a test every year or veterinarians are not going to "ok" the prescription fulfillment. Also keep in mind, this is not a "preventative," but rather a dewormer, meaning it doesn't protect for the upcoming month, but rather gets rid of whatever the dog may have picked up the previous month. This is one of those areas where you don't want to cut corners, believe me. Heartworm is a brutally harsh disease and it's just not worth risking your dog's life. See your vet at least annually.
My vet switched from Iverhart Plus to Tri-Heart Plus which is a much bigger pill and I had a terribly hard time getting my dog to take it. The Iverhart Plus pill was small enough to drop to the back of his throat and him swallow whole. I was thinking of switching to Iverhart Max (since it protects against tapeworms) but only if the pill is about the same size as Iverhart Plus.
Answer:¬†My previous vet used Iverheart tablets and my Akita flat out refused to accept it. I literally had to pry her mouth open and stick it down her throat-unpleasant for both of us. There is a product called Pill Pockets, however, that you can "hide" pills in. They come in all kinds of flavors, and are soft and chewy. I would recommend though, because they are a new kind of treat, feeding your dog a few with nothing inside first, because those suspicious dogs will spit it out to examine it and if there is a pill inside, they won't even touch another one. So let them learn to like it as a treat before trying to hide a pill in one. You can also try peanut butter, a slice of cheese, a hot dog slice...anything you thing your dog will "woof down." The key is getting them to take the treat and learn to like it BEFORE you try the pill inside. I can't stress that enough. Good luck!
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