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Where Can I Buy Heartworm Pills For My Dog

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where can i buy heartworm pills for my dog

As a responsible pet owner, you know the importance of maintaining your pet's overall health. Not only does your pet need the basics like a healthy diet and exercise, but your pet also needs protection against dangerous internal parasites such as heartworms, roundworms, and hookworms. Using a monthly heartworm preventative like Heartgard Plus can help prevent heartworms while also controlling roundworms and hookworms.

Why is a prescription necessary to buy Heartgard? When a drug is felt to be unsafe without proper medical/veterinary follow-up or monitoring, the medication is placed on prescription-only status by the FDA. There are a variety of different reasons for this; in the case of heartworm preventatives, there is potential danger if these medications are given to dogs that are heartworm positive. Veterinarians will usually require a heartworm test prior to writing a prescription for heartworm preventative medication.

What is the purpose of the heartworm test? You can't tell from looking at a dog whether he or she has heartworms. Even dogs on regular heartworm prevention can get heartworm disease if the dog misses a dose or, unbeknownst to you, vomits or spits out their regular dose leaving the dog unprotected. Therefore, you will need to schedule a blood test with your veterinarian who can conduct a blood test to make sure that your pet does not currently have heartworms. The American Heartworm Society recommends annual heartworm testing. It's important to never give Heartgard to any pet that has not been tested for heartworm disease. Heartworm preventative medication such as Heartgard cannot kill adult heartworms, but instead kills the baby heartworms known as microfilariae. A dog that already has a heartworm infection may experience a severe reaction as the medication kills off the heavy load of microfilariae circulating in the dog's bloodstream, which may result in serious heart failure or even death.

What is the difference between Heartgard and Heartgard Plus for dogs? Heartgard is a beef flavored soft-chew given once a month to prevent heartworm disease; the active ingredient in Heartgard is Ivermectin. Heartgard Plus has the additional ingredient Pyrantel which treats and controls roundworms and hookworms.

Where can I buy Heartgard Plus for dogs? Although Heartgard and other heartworm medicines require a prescription, at PetMeds, we make the ordering process easy. Our pharmacy department will verify your pet's prescription for you by calling or faxing your veterinarian. Then, we'll deliver your pet's medication right to your door! Plus, all of our products have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which means you can always count on every product to be of the same exact quality as your veterinarian's office. And our product guarantee on Heartgard even surpasses that of the manufacturer (Merial)! If your dog is taking Heartgard but still manages to contract heartworms, the process of getting reimbursed for heartworm treatment from the manufacturer can be lengthy and time consuming. But at PetMeds we don't require all the paperwork. When you buy your dog's Heartgard medicine through us, all you need to send us is your vet's bill and we'll send you a check for the cost of heartworm treatment.* It's as simple as that!

It's recommended that you keep your pet on year-round heartworm prevention treatment. Many heartworm preventative medications include preventatives for other worms your dog may contract as well, so year-round treatment is highly recommended.

It depends on the preventative you and your veterinarian have selected is best for your pet. Most oral or topical preventatives are given monthly and should be used year-round. The current injectable heartworm preventatives are administered by a veterinarian either every 6 or 12 months. Proper dosing and administration should be discussed with your veterinarian.

Petco carries prescription heartworm medication in chewable, tablet, and topical forms for your dog. Petco's full-service veterinary hospitals carry a wide range of heartworm preventatives as well. Please make sure you have a written prescription if you are ordering online.

In the United States, heartworm disease is most common along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River and its major tributaries, but it has been reported in dogs in all 50 states.

Not all cats with heartworm disease show symptoms. Some cats are able to spontaneously rid themselves of heartworms without having any symptoms. However, some infected cats die suddenly from heartworm disease without ever showing signs of being sick. Cats with heartworm disease may have very nonspecific symptoms that mimic many other cat diseases. These nonspecific symptoms include vomiting, decreased activity and appetite, and weight loss. Cats with heartworm disease rarely show signs of heart failure.

There is no FDA-approved drug to treat heartworm disease in cats, although symptoms may be managed with medications. Surgical removal of adult heartworms may be a treatment option if the heartworms can be seen by ultrasound. But surgery is risky, and if the heartworms are not removed intact, there can be potentially serious complications, such as shock and death.

Ferrets can also get heartworms from the bite of an infected mosquito. Ferrets are similar to dogs in their susceptibility to heartworm infections, but their symptoms are more similar to those seen in cats.

People cannot get heartworms from their pets. Heartworms are only transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. In rare cases, people can get heartworms after being bitten by an infected mosquito. But because people are not a natural host for heartworms, the larvae usually migrate to the arteries of the heart and lungs and die before they become adult worms.

What Is Heartworm Disease?As a pet parent, you've probably heard of heartworms. But understanding heartworm disease, its effect on your dog's body, and the related symptoms can play an important role in keeping your pup healthy and protected against this dangerous, sometimes life-threatening ailment.

Heartworms are transmitted in many ways, but the most common way is through biting mosquitoes. A mosquito can bite an infected animal, then do the same to your pup. From there, immature worms grow and become larvae in a matter of two weeks or less. These infective larval worms enter their host via the open mosquito bite wound, where they continue to grow for the next six months until they become mature adults. Heartworms can comfortably live inside your dog for five to seven years.

When a dog is in the early stages of a heartworm infection, there may not be any noticeable symptoms. As an infection worsens, the signs are likely to become more apparent or more severe. The most frequently-reported signs of heartworm disease include weight loss, vomiting, unwillingness to exercise, fatigue following normal activity, inappetence, and unrelenting cough.

Heartworms reside in your pup's heart, lungs, and blood vessels, where they cause harmful issues like damage to the organs, serious lung or respiratory disease, and heart failure. Heartworms reproduce rapidly inside the body. Heartworm disease is sometimes treatable, but the damage caused by these harmful parasites is lifelong. This damage will have a permanent effect on your dog's health, and heartworm disease is often fatal.

Heartworm disease is a very challenging problem to treat. The most effective way to keep your dog healthy is to keep him or her up-to-date on a heartworm preventative. Heartworm medication is a simple, yet incredibly important part of keeping your dog safe and healthy.

Because at-home testing is not possible, a non-prescription treatment wouldn't be safe. However, a heartworm test is affordable, quick, and simple. Heartworm pills are an easy-to-administer and incredibly popular option for protecting dogs against heartworm disease.

I have been using HEARTGARD Plus for over twenty years to prevent heartworm disease and control intestinal parasites in my patients. It has been proven to not only be a safe and effective preventive, but it is also a joy to administer as it is a tasty beef chew.

HEARTGARD Plus chews are #1 vet-recommended for a reason.1 Once your dog has a negative heartworm test and prescription from your vet, you can purchase HEARTGARD Plus chews in clinic or through their online store. Use the search tool below to get started.

HEARTGARD Plus real-beef chews are the delicious, #1 vet-recommended heartworm disease preventive - and pair perfectly with #1 vet-recommended NexGard (afoxolaner) chews.1,9 And the fact is, dogs love both chews.5,10 That's two tasty chews to double your dog's dosing delight each month.

HEARTGARD Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Following the use of HEARTGARD Plus, digestive and neurological side effects have been reported. For more information, click here for full prescribing information.

Ferrets. Heartworm disease in ferrets is caused by the same parasite that causes heartworm infection in dogs and cats. The disease in ferrets is an odd mix of the disease that we see in dogs and cats. Like dogs, ferrets are extremely susceptible to infection and can have larger numbers of worms than cats, but like cats, a low number of worms, perhaps just one, can cause devastating disease due to the small size of the heart. Heartworm disease is often more difficult to diagnose in ferrets and there is no approved treatment. Prevention is imperative for both indoor and outdoor ferrets.

In the early stages of the disease, many dogs show few symptoms or no symptoms at all. The longer the infection persists, the more likely symptoms will develop. Active dogs, dogs heavily infected with heartworms, or those with other health problems often show pronounced clinical signs. 041b061a72

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