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Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month Rx

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Weight: Cats 5-15 lbs Purple

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Product Description

HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats is a monthly beef-flavored chewable that prevents feline heartworm disease and treats and controls hookworms in cats. Just one bite from an infected mosquito can lead to deadly heartworm disease in your cat. Because mosquitoes can get in, and cats can get out, even indoor cats are at risk. Heartworm disease is untreatable in cats, so it’s important to keep your cat on a monthly heartworm preventive year-round.

Just one HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats per month will prevent heartworm disease. They’re convenient, easy and highly effective. Plus, they treat and control hookworms in cats, which if left untreated, can cause blood loss and weakness. Talk to your veterinarian about protecting your cat with HEARTGARD.

Who is Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month for?
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats is recommended for use in cats 6 weeks of age or older.
Why use Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month?
  • Once-a-month beef-flavored heartworm preventive chewable; effective treatment for cats against heartworm
  • Removes and controls adult and immature hookworms
  • Proven to help prevent future infections of feline heartworms
  • Safe, FDA approved for cats 6+ weeks of age, 5 to 15 lbs
  • Convenient and tasty chewable for easy administration
How does Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month work?
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats contain ivermectin, which affects the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month (30 days) after infection and as a result, prevents the development of the adult stage.
Boehringer Ingelheim
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How is Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month sold?
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats is available in packs containing 6 chewables.
What are the side effects of Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month?
A wide margin of safety was demonstrated in clinical trials at the recommended dose level in cats and kittens 6 weeks of age and older and in laboratory studies in cats with circulating microfilariae of D. immitis. A wide margin of safety has also been demonstrated at 3 times the recommended dose in pregnant or breeding queens and breeding toms. No adverse effects were observed in either male or female cats or their offspring in breeding studies. A 30-fold safety margin over the minimum recommended dosage was established in a single dose tolerance study. In growing kittens dosed monthly for 8 consecutive doses, one cat given 5 times the market dose vomited and a second cat in this group experienced diarrhea within 24 hours of the initial treatment. In clinical trials, many commonly used flea control products, anthelmintics, vaccines, antibiotics and steroid preparations were administered with HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats without incident.
What special precautions are there?
HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats is well tolerated. In the clinical studies involving more than 3,000 doses of HEARTGARD for Cats, observations reported within 24 hours of treatment included vomiting in =0.3% and diarrhea in =0.2% of the doses administered. There was no statistical difference between HEARTGARD for Cats and the product vehicle (control) for these observations. For more information, please read the prescribing information.
What to do if overdose?
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Heartgard Cat Chewables 6 Month?
Store at controlled room temperature of 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C). Excursions between 59°F - 86°F (15°C - 30°C) are permitted.

HEARTGARD® (ivermectin) Chewables for Cats should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 24 mcg of ivermectin per kg (10.9 mcg/lb.) of body weight. The recommended dosage schedule for prevention of feline heartworm disease and control of hookworm is as follows: up to 5 lbs, 55 mcg ivermectin chewable and 5 to 15 lb 165 mcg ivermectin chewable. For cats over 15 lb., use the appropriate combination of chewables. HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats is recommended for use in cats 6 weeks of age and older.

Remove only one chewable at a time from the foil backed blister card. Return the card with the remaining chewables to its box to protect the product from light. HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats can be offered to the cat by hand or may be added to a small amount of cat food. If manual dosing is required, the chewable should be broken into pieces for administration. Food should be routinely available during the day of treatment administration. If cats are fasted, or if the chewable is not broken into pieces for manual dosing, then reduced absorption may result. A relationship between reduced absorption and reduced efficacy has not been established.

Care should be taken to see that the cat consumes the complete dose. Treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, redosing with a new chewable is recommended. Fragments of chewables have occasionally been observed in the feces of some cats; efficacy of the product was not adversely affected.

HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats should be given at monthly intervals when mosquitoes potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae are active. The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the cat’s first exposure to mosquitoes. The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the cat’s last exposure to mosquitoes. For optimal performance, HEARTGARD for Cats must be given once a month on or about the same date. If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen will minimize the opportunity for development of adult heartworm.

It is recommended that cats should be tested for existing heartworm infection prior to starting treatment with HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats. Cats already infected with adult heartworms can be given HEARTGARD for Cats monthly to prevent further infections.

Monthly treatment with HEARTGARD Chewables for Cats also provides effective removal and control of adult and immature hookworms (A. tubaeforme and A. braziliense).

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