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Tomk
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Ate it like candy.
Never had much luck with oral pills but my cat snarfed it and wanted more.
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Dennis
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Purchased the Heartgard for both of our cats on advice of our vet before departing on a trip into known heartworm locations. But the trip has been postponed due to the C-19 epidemic.
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MarthaO
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It is fast and easy. My cat ate it right away.
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Soft, Delicious, & Affordable!
I give Heartguard to both of my kitten Oreo and Blu. I crush it up and mix it with their food & they love it! Very affordable!
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SherryT
Posted 2 years ago
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Easy to use
Seems to work great. My cat eats this like a treat. No issues.
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Flower Lady
Posted 2 years ago
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Petunia LOVES Heartgard
No biting her behind since I gave her the first one. She eats it like it was tuna.
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Loti
Posted 3 years ago
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My cat loves the taste and they seem to be working and protecting her. 1800PedMeds is always prompt in shipping it, it’s why I do business with them and keep doing business with them. They’re a good company with great products!
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Eats it like a treat
Even though it doesn’t protect against as many things as topicals for a kitty who is hard to catch this is a great alternative. She eats it like it’s a treat.
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Posted 6 months ago
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Reactions cat very lethargic and sticking out tongue
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Thank you for your question. This could possible be a adverse reaction consult your DVM.
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TriciaLH
Posted 1 year ago
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We have three cats...one has taken Heartgard with no problems.  The other two just don’t like either the smell or the taste, even when mixed in with wet food. Anyone have suggestions on what to mix the crumbled pills with?   
ANSWERS (1)
Heartgard Chewables for Cats must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. For cats, the chew can be crumbled onto food or fed directly to the cat. You can try mixing it with your furry baby's favorite food. Otherwise, you can consult with your veterinarian to see what other options are available for your furry baby.
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Brenda 1940
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Does heartgurd require a prescription
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Yes, Heartgard requires a prescription from a licensed veterinarian.
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Lisa M
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Michelle
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Hi my cat is 20 lbs. What dosage should he be getting?
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A 20 lb cat requires 1 dose each of Heartgard chew 5-15 lbs and 1-5 lbs administered monthly.
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Lisa M
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Jody
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Is this good for ear mites in a cat.  I have a ferral who is in bad shape, will not get into a trap.   Needs relief in an oral form can put in his food.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Heartgard Chewables for Cats prevent heartworms, and for the removal and control of adult and immature hookworms. We do offer medication to for ear mites however they are not administered orally.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
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Thumper
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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My male cat is 16 1/2 years old. His weight has dropped from 11-12 pounds last fall to around 5 pounds now. Would he be able to take the heartworm treatment?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. The medication is available in a dose of 5-15lbs. As the medication requires a veterinarian authorization your DVM will determine if the medication is suitable for your cat.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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Annie
Posted 3 years ago
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My cat is 19 lbs. Is there another dosage for larger cats?
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Since your furry baby is over 15 lbs, your furry baby will need to take one pill for cats 5-15 lbs and one pill for cats 1-5 pounds.
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What are Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 for Cats require a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats (6+ weeks of age, 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 do Heartgard Chewables for Cats work?

Heartgard Chewables for Cats prevent 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 is the most important thing 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 55 mcg (red box) and for cats 6 to 15 pounds is 165 mcg (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.

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.

How should Heartgard Chewables for Cats be given?

Give Heartgard Chewables for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your 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. Heartgard Chewables for Cats are safe for use in pregnant or lactating cats.

What are the potential side effects of Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

Side effects of Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

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

What happens if I overdose my pet on Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Heartgard Chewables for Cats, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

What other drugs will affect Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

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

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Directions:

  • Heartgard Chewables for Cats are once-a-month chewable tablets 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. Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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.

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
Up to 5 lbsGive 1 chewable tablet (red box) once a month
5 to 15 lbsGive 1 chewable tablet (purple box) once a month
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

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

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Ingredients:

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Red (for Cats 1-5 lbs):
Active IngredientAmount
Ivermectin55 mcg
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Purple (for Cats 5-15 lbs):
Active IngredientAmount
Ivermectin165 mcg

What are Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 for Cats require a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats (6+ weeks of age, 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 do Heartgard Chewables for Cats work?

Heartgard Chewables for Cats prevent 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 is the most important thing 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 55 mcg (red box) and for cats 6 to 15 pounds is 165 mcg (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.

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.

How should Heartgard Chewables for Cats be given?

Give Heartgard Chewables for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your 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. Heartgard Chewables for Cats are safe for use in pregnant or lactating cats.

What are the potential side effects of Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

Side effects of Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

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

What happens if I overdose my pet on Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Heartgard Chewables for Cats, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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 your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

What other drugs will affect Heartgard Chewables for Cats?

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

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Directions:

  • Heartgard Chewables for Cats are once-a-month chewable tablets 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. Heartgard Chewables for Cats 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.

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
Up to 5 lbsGive 1 chewable tablet (red box) once a month
5 to 15 lbsGive 1 chewable tablet (purple box) once a month
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

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

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Ingredients:

Heartgard Chewables for Cats Red (for Cats 1-5 lbs):
Active IngredientAmount
Ivermectin55 mcg
Heartgard Chewables for Cats Purple (for Cats 5-15 lbs):
Active IngredientAmount
Ivermectin165 mcg
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Tomk
Posted 1 year ago
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5.0
Ate it like candy.
Never had much luck with oral pills but my cat snarfed it and wanted more.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Dennis
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Calico
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
Quick shipping on our order
Purchased the Heartgard for both of our cats on advice of our vet before departing on a trip into known heartworm locations. But the trip has been postponed due to the C-19 epidemic.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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MarthaO
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Ragdoll
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It is fast and easy. My cat ate it right away.
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Tata
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
Soft, Delicious, & Affordable!
I give Heartguard to both of my kitten Oreo and Blu. I crush it up and mix it with their food & they love it! Very affordable!
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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SherryT
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Breed DSH
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
Easy to use
Seems to work great. My cat eats this like a treat. No issues.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Flower Lady
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Breed Long haired regular cat.
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
Petunia LOVES Heartgard
No biting her behind since I gave her the first one. She eats it like it was tuna.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Loti
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Breed American shorthair ..tuxedo
Rating
Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol
Overall effectiveness
5.0
Good product!!
My cat loves the taste and they seem to be working and protecting her. 1800PedMeds is always prompt in shipping it, it’s why I do business with them and keep doing business with them. They’re a good company with great products!
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
Helpful?

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Kitty mom
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Breed Domestic shorthair
Rating
Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol Star symbol
Overall effectiveness
5.0
Eats it like a treat
Even though it doesn’t protect against as many things as topicals for a kitty who is hard to catch this is a great alternative. She eats it like it’s a treat.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Peg123
Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago
QUESTION
Reactions cat very lethargic and sticking out tongue
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Thank you for your question. This could possible be a adverse reaction consult your DVM.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 6 months ago
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Jess
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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How long is heartguard tablet safe to administer once the foil package is open?
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TriciaLH
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
We have three cats...one has taken Heartgard with no problems.  The other two just don’t like either the smell or the taste, even when mixed in with wet food. Anyone have suggestions on what to mix the crumbled pills with?   
ANSWERS (1)
Heartgard Chewables for Cats must be chewed. They should not be swallowed whole. For cats, the chew can be crumbled onto food or fed directly to the cat. You can try mixing it with your furry baby's favorite food. Otherwise, you can consult with your veterinarian to see what other options are available for your furry baby.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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Brenda 1940
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Does heartgurd require a prescription
ANSWERS (1)
Yes, Heartgard requires a prescription from a licensed veterinarian.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

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Michelle
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Hi my cat is 20 lbs. What dosage should he be getting?
ANSWERS (1)
A 20 lb cat requires 1 dose each of Heartgard chew 5-15 lbs and 1-5 lbs administered monthly.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Jody
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Is this good for ear mites in a cat.  I have a ferral who is in bad shape, will not get into a trap.   Needs relief in an oral form can put in his food.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Heartgard Chewables for Cats prevent heartworms, and for the removal and control of adult and immature hookworms. We do offer medication to for ear mites however they are not administered orally.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Thumper
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My male cat is 16 1/2 years old. His weight has dropped from 11-12 pounds last fall to around 5 pounds now. Would he be able to take the heartworm treatment?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. The medication is available in a dose of 5-15lbs. As the medication requires a veterinarian authorization your DVM will determine if the medication is suitable for your cat.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Annie
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My cat is 19 lbs. Is there another dosage for larger cats?
ANSWERS (1)
Since your furry baby is over 15 lbs, your furry baby will need to take one pill for cats 5-15 lbs and one pill for cats 1-5 pounds.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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