Email Sign-Up Go to Shopping Cart (0)
 
 
Most Trusted Everyday Low Prices Pet Pharmacy Satisfaction Guarantee Free Shipping Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Supplies
HOME »    ARTICLES »    PHARMACY »    HEARTWORM ARTICLES »    HEARTWORM PREVENTIVE COMPARISON CHART
Refills
Save Time! Download our Prescription Fax Form PDF before you go to the veterinarian
Our Heartworm
Guarantee
Flea & Tick
No prescription required for Flea & Tick Control
Horses
Ferrets
Ordering Information
Full Prescription
Product List
Veterinarians
FREE Prescription Resource Guides
Pharmacy Articles
About Our Pharmacy
1-800-447-3021
Disposal of Unused Medicines

   Learn about Vetco

Heartworm Preventive Comparison Chart


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
TOP VIEWED ARTICLES
Dewormer Comparison Chart 
Dog Deworming Guidelines 
Mosquito Control 

Medications used to prevent heartworm infections are called preventives. Preventives kill the heartworm larvae before they have a chance to grow and mature into adult heartworms. A number
of heartworm preventives are available to pet owners today. Some heartworm preventives contain additional ingredients that will control other parasites, such as roundworms or hookworms. A monthly preventive should be given to all pets. Remember that mosquitoes can get indoors, so even though your pet may not go outside, he is still susceptible.

Product Minimum Age/Weight Dose Given Active Ingredient Against Heartworm Additional Ingredients Also Effective Against
Heartgard® Plus for Dogs 6 wks Monthly; oral Ivermectin Pyrantel pamoate Roundworms and hookworms
Heartgard® for Cats 6 wks Monthly; oral Ivermectin None Hookworms
Tri-Heart® Plus for Dogs 6 wks Monthly; oral Ivermectin Pyrantel pamoate Roundworms and hookworms
Iverhart Max® for Dogs 8 wks Monthly; oral Ivermectin Pyrantel
pamote,
Praziquantel
Roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
Sentinel® for Dogs 4 wks and
2 lbs
Monthly; oral Milbemycin oxime Lufenuron Roundworms, whipworms, some hookworms, and flea eggs.
Revolution® for Dogs 6 wks Monthly; topical Selamectin None Fleas, flea eggs, ear mites, sarcoptes mange, and American Dog Ticks.
Revolution® for Cats 8 wks Monthly; topical Selamectin None Fleas, flea eggs, ear mites, one type of hookworm and one type of roundworm.
Advantage Multi™ for Dogs 7 wks and
3 lbs
Monthly; topical Moxidectin Imidacloprid Fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
Advantage Multi™ for Cats 9 wks and
2 lbs
Monthly; topical Moxidectin Imidacloprid Fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and ear mites.
Trifexis 8 wks and
5 lbs
Monthly; chewable Milbemycin oxime and Spinosad N/A Fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.  

Learn what every pet owner needs to know about heartworm prevention: visit our Special Heartworm Disease Information Section!

Click here for a more printer-friendly version of this article.  
Click here for a pdf version of this article.  

 

 



Contact us
CALL US
1-800-381-7179
7 am-10 pm, CST
7 days a week
LIVE HELP
8 am - 8 pm CST
7 days a week
EMAIL US