Heartgard No Rx
Heartworm is a potentially fatal condition that puppies, dogs, cats and kittens can all get from contact with mosquitoes. Since it’s almost impossible to keep your pet from running into a mosquito, and you never know which insects carry the infection, a preventative treatment is important. Once an animal has contracted heartworm, treating the condition is expensive, and difficult. Therefore, stopping heartworm before it can start is the best idea for you and your pet. One popular way to do this is by treating your pet with Heartgard or Heartgard Plus once a month, all year round. This medication is extremely effective against heartworms, and Heartgard Plus also adds control of roundworms, hookworms, and other internal parasites.
Heartgard’s active ingredient is an anti-parasitic medication called Ivermectin. In addition to this ingredient, Heartgard Plus also contains Pyrantel, which helps it in the control of other parasites in dogs and cats. Dosage is based on the animal’s weight, since these medications can cause side effects and even death in extremely large doses. Fortunately, it’s easy to be sure that you’re giving your dog or cat the right amount of Heartgard. Just choose the color coded package that lists your pet’s weight, and you won’t have to worry about side effects or under dosage. If you’re not sure which is right for your animal, ask your veterinarian for more information.
It can be hard to get pets to take their medications, but it’s easy to convince them to take their Heartgard. This is because there are two options available: unflavored and chewable beef flavored tablets. Dogs and cats approve of the texture and taste of flavored Heartgard, and are more likely to take it than many other medications. Remember that you’ll need to give your dog or cat a maintenance dose once every month to protect him or her from heartworms. If you have a very young pet, you may still be able to use Heartgard. Puppies and kittens six weeks or older are able to take this medication without side effects, and it’s safe for nursing or pregnant females, too.
You can get Heartgard directly from your vet, or order it online from a pet supply retailer. Many people wonder if they can get this great medication without a prescription. Unfortunately, since Heartgard can be dangerous to pets in the wrong dosage, reputable stores won’t sell it to you without your vet’s approval. However, this is easy to get. Just go to the vet and ask about Heartgard for your pet. Chances are, you’ll easily get a prescription or the medication itself, and will be able to protect your pet from heartworm. If you do find a place that will sell you Heartgard without a prescription, be very careful to get the right medication for your pet. Otherwise, you could make him or her very ill, instead of better! Remember, when in doubt, talk to your veterinarian.