Heartgard Plus Chewables
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Heartgard Plus?
Collies or other herding breeds may have a reaction to ivermectin if given over the recommended heartworm prevention dose. If your dog is one of these breeds, and your veterinarian has prescribed Heartgard Plus, observe your pet for at least 8 hours after giving the medication for weakness, staggering, dilated pupils, trembling, drooling, or pressing the head against a wall. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see these signs.
Some intestinal parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms can be spread to people. Talk to your veterinarian about other measures you can take to prevent your pet from being infected with intestinal worms, and protecting yourself.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your dog is taking, and also if your dog has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
What is the most important information I should know?
Who should not take it?
Collies and herding breeds may have a reaction to Heartgard Plus.
This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
What side effects may be seen when taking Heartgard Plus?
How is it stored?
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
What should I avoid when giving my pet Heartgard Plus?
Where is more information available?