Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware - NOT chewable Having just adopted our third rescue, I thought I would save a little money by buying this product, which popped up as a generic to heartgard. BIG mistake. Heartgard is a chewable. This is a hard tablet. Not the same thing at all. My dog wouldn't touch it and I had a very hard time trying to crush it to mix it with her food. Next time I will be buying Heartgard
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heartguard meds Great price, quick shipping. They contacted vet for approval, so I did not have to. Will order again.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service I buy all my dogs medicine from here. Great service!
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Worm medicine I am so happy With the heartworm medicine in a timely manner that it came, Thank you
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price - same quality as name brand! I love being able to get the generic for medicines, whether it's for myself of my dog. The generics are most likely made at the same manufacturing facilities as the name brand. I'm glad that 1-800 Pet Meds makes these options available. This required an Rx from my dog's vet. No problems there. Very fast order processing and shippping.
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy delivery Pet meds are always very helpful to fill my pets prescriptions even when my vet doesn’t get back to them to fill it. They kindly keep me updated and continues to notify the vet until they answer.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Yorkie likes the flavor I have a 6 month old Yorkie that would not eat Heartgard with or without food. He chewed Tri-heart Plus and ate it like a treat. Hopefully it is as effective.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use no trouble getting dog to eat them, great price
Date published: 2020-05-17
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Questions

Do you have to have prescription each time u buy? Or will prescription last for a while?

Asked by: Christian
It depends upon what your veterinarian has approved. The maximum you would be able to purchase with one prescription would be a 12 month supply if your dog was just seen by your vet.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2020-09-10

Is it as good as heartgard?

Asked by: Sofie
Thank you for your question. Yes, this is a great product it is a generic to Heartgard Plus. As a generic it provides the same prevention against heartworms and controls roundworms and hookworms. It has the same active ingredient as Heartgard Plus.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-08-13

I have a 4 month old lab mix. She is approximately 19.5 pounds. She has been gaining approximately 1+ pounds per week. Would it be okay to just start out with the 26-50 pound dosage?

Asked by: JimG
Thank you for your question. The medication should be purchased based on your pets current weight unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. As this medication requires a prescription we recommend consulting with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-08-07

Does tri-heart kill young heartworms/larvae like heartgard does?

Asked by: Samantha13
Yes.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2020-06-10

Does this control fleas and ticks also?

Asked by: PATRICIA
No
Answered by: Shari PetMed Pro
Date published: 2020-06-04

How do you test dog before 1st hearted dose

Asked by: Rong
Vet does the testing.
Answered by: Shari PetMed Pro
Date published: 2020-05-28

Do I have to have a prescription from a vet for heartworm preventive

Asked by: Rosco
Yes, all heartworm preventions require a veterinarian's prescription.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2020-07-13

Is this a soft chew like Heartgard?

Asked by: Janet
The Tri-Heart Plus is a small, easy-to-chew tablet. Not as soft as the Heartgard Plus.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2020-07-13
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What is Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus?

Tri-Heart Plus Ivermectin/Pyrantel for dogs is a heartworm preventative that also controls roundworms and hookworms. Tri-Heart Plus is a generic equivalent to Heartgard Plus, and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It has the same active ingredients and is the same strength. Tri-Heart Plus is considered to be the #1 generic heartworm preventative recommended by veterinarians.

For:

Dogs (6+ weeks of age, no weight requirement)

Benefits:

  • Tasty flavored chewable tablets
  • Easy to administer
  • Small, easy-to-chew tablet for smaller or finicky dogs
  • Given once a month

Note: Unlike Heartgard Plus which is a soft chew, this product is a hard tablet. If your pet will not eat the flavored tablet like a treat, you can mix it intact with a small amount of food or place it in the back of your dog's mouth (far enough back in order to leave no other option but for the tablet to get swallowed). Only attempt this if you're comfortable with the procedure. Some dogs may get upset with this forceful handling which can possibly cause the tablet to come back up and be expelled.

How does Tri-Heart Plus work?

Tri-Heart Plus is an anthelmintic (dewormer). The ingredient pyrantel pamoate is used to treat and control roundworms and hookworms in dogs.

Cautions:

Can cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. The safe use of this drug has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating bitches. Store Tri-Heart Plus at room temperature. Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give to your pet. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Brand Name:

Tri-Heart Plus (Merck)

Generic Name:

Ivermectin, Pyrantel

What is the most important thing I should know about Tri-Heart Plus?

Tri-Heart Plus is a prescription medication available as flavored chewable tablets. The usual dose of Tri-Heart Plus in dogs up to 25 lbs is 68 mcg/57 mg (Blue box), for dogs 26-50 lbs is 136 mcg/114 mg (Green box) and for dogs 51-100 lbs is 272 mcg/227 mg (Brown box). Dogs over 100 lbs are given a combination of tablets.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Tri-Heart Plus to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication.

How should Tri-Heart Plus be given?

Give Tri-Heart Plus exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Use with caution, Collies and other herding dog breeds have been known to have adverse reactions to ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Tri-Heart Plus for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result.

Ivermectin/Pyrantel is available in 3 sizes for 1 monthly dose: up to 25 lbs, 26-50 lbs & 51-100 lbs

What are the potential side effects of Tri-Heart Plus?

Side effects of Tri-Heart Plus are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose, but may include lethargy, limpness, salivation, shaking, diarrhea, decreased appetite, licking lips, and belching. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight, or death.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Tri-Heart Plus?

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 Tri-Heart Plus?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Tri-Heart Plus, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Tri-Heart Plus to my pet?

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

What other drugs will affect Tri-Heart Plus?

Do not give Tri-Heart Plus if your pet is already being given another heartworm medication.

Tri-Heart Plus Directions:

  • Give Tri-Heart Plus Flavored Chewables once a month on the same day of each month year-round.
  • Tri-Heart Plus Flavored Chewables can be given by hand, mixed intact with a small amount of food, or placed in the back of your dog's mouth for forced swallowing.
  • Watch your dog closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been swallowed. If it is not completely swallowed, give one more full recommended dose as soon as possible.
Tip:

Do not remove the chewable from its wrapper until ready to give to your pet.

Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Dogs/Puppies: (6+ weeks of age)

Dogs/Puppies: (6+ weeks of age)
WeightDosage
Up to 25 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Blue Box)
26-50 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Green Box)
51-100 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Brown Box)
Over 100 lbsGive combination of chewables based on weight
Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Tri-Heart Plus Ingredients:

Tri-Heart Plus - Blue Box (Dogs up to 25 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin68 mcg
Pyrantel57 mg
Tri-Heart Plus - Green Box (Dogs 26-50 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin136 mcg
Pyrantel114 mg
Tri-Heart Plus - Brown Box (Dogs 51-100 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin272 mcg
Pyrantel227 mg

What is Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus?

Tri-Heart Plus Ivermectin/Pyrantel for dogs is a heartworm preventative that also controls roundworms and hookworms. Tri-Heart Plus is a generic equivalent to Heartgard Plus, and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It has the same active ingredients and is the same strength. Tri-Heart Plus is considered to be the #1 generic heartworm preventative recommended by veterinarians.

For:

Dogs (6+ weeks of age, no weight requirement)

Benefits:

  • Tasty flavored chewable tablets
  • Easy to administer
  • Small, easy-to-chew tablet for smaller or finicky dogs
  • Given once a month

Note: Unlike Heartgard Plus which is a soft chew, this product is a hard tablet. If your pet will not eat the flavored tablet like a treat, you can mix it intact with a small amount of food or place it in the back of your dog's mouth (far enough back in order to leave no other option but for the tablet to get swallowed). Only attempt this if you're comfortable with the procedure. Some dogs may get upset with this forceful handling which can possibly cause the tablet to come back up and be expelled.

How does Tri-Heart Plus work?

Tri-Heart Plus is an anthelmintic (dewormer). The ingredient pyrantel pamoate is used to treat and control roundworms and hookworms in dogs.

Cautions:

Can cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. The safe use of this drug has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating bitches. Store Tri-Heart Plus at room temperature. Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give to your pet. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Brand Name:

Tri-Heart Plus (Merck)

Generic Name:

Ivermectin, Pyrantel

What is the most important thing I should know about Tri-Heart Plus?

Tri-Heart Plus is a prescription medication available as flavored chewable tablets. The usual dose of Tri-Heart Plus in dogs up to 25 lbs is 68 mcg/57 mg (Blue box), for dogs 26-50 lbs is 136 mcg/114 mg (Green box) and for dogs 51-100 lbs is 272 mcg/227 mg (Brown box). Dogs over 100 lbs are given a combination of tablets.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Tri-Heart Plus to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication.

How should Tri-Heart Plus be given?

Give Tri-Heart Plus exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Use with caution, Collies and other herding dog breeds have been known to have adverse reactions to ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Tri-Heart Plus for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result.

Ivermectin/Pyrantel is available in 3 sizes for 1 monthly dose: up to 25 lbs, 26-50 lbs & 51-100 lbs

What are the potential side effects of Tri-Heart Plus?

Side effects of Tri-Heart Plus are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose, but may include lethargy, limpness, salivation, shaking, diarrhea, decreased appetite, licking lips, and belching. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight, or death.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Tri-Heart Plus?

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 Tri-Heart Plus?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Tri-Heart Plus, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Tri-Heart Plus to my pet?

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

What other drugs will affect Tri-Heart Plus?

Do not give Tri-Heart Plus if your pet is already being given another heartworm medication.

Tri-Heart Plus Directions:

  • Give Tri-Heart Plus Flavored Chewables once a month on the same day of each month year-round.
  • Tri-Heart Plus Flavored Chewables can be given by hand, mixed intact with a small amount of food, or placed in the back of your dog's mouth for forced swallowing.
  • Watch your dog closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been swallowed. If it is not completely swallowed, give one more full recommended dose as soon as possible.
Tip:

Do not remove the chewable from its wrapper until ready to give to your pet.

Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Dogs/Puppies: (6+ weeks of age)

Dogs/Puppies: (6+ weeks of age)
WeightDosage
Up to 25 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Blue Box)
26-50 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Green Box)
51-100 lbsGive 1 chewable every month (Brown Box)
Over 100 lbsGive combination of chewables based on weight
Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Tri-Heart Plus - Generic to Heartgard Plus Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Tri-Heart Plus Ingredients:

Tri-Heart Plus - Blue Box (Dogs up to 25 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin68 mcg
Pyrantel57 mg
Tri-Heart Plus - Green Box (Dogs 26-50 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin136 mcg
Pyrantel114 mg
Tri-Heart Plus - Brown Box (Dogs 51-100 lbs):
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)Amount
Ivermectin272 mcg
Pyrantel227 mg