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Prevention and control guidelines
By performing annual heartworm tests and recommending the administration of a broad-spectrum, monthly parasite control product year-round, you can help prevent the needless negative health effects caused by these infections. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends the following prevention and control guidelines:
University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "CAPC believes that the best way to accomplish this is to recommend year-round use of heartworm preventives with broad-spectrum activity against gastrointestinal parasites."
For years, veterinarians have recommended that clients protect their dogs from heartworms, roundworms, and hookworms with IVERHART PLUS®. IVERHART MAX® takes protection to the next level by offering complete protection against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and now—tapeworms.* The product combines three active ingredients (ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, and praziquantel) into a once-a-month chewable tablet that dogs find highly palatable.
Dr. Blagburn says that because of the prevalence of these parasites across the United States, veterinarians should provide complete prevention, treatment, and control through the use of broad-spectrum agents. IVERHART MAX is consistent in spectrum with this recommendation .
It's that simple. An easy-to-administer tablet given monthly will keep dogs safe and free from these internal parasites—for life.
To monitor the efficacy of the deworming and client compliance with monthly preventives, you should perform a fecal examination two to four times in a puppy's first year and one to two times per year in adults. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Following the use of IVERHART MAX, digestive and neurologic side effects have rarely been reported. Use with caution in sick, debilitated, or underweight animals and dogs weighing less than 10 lbs.
* Please consult package insert for complete product information. Indications: For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofi laria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense), and tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis).
Clinical signs of canine heartworm disease
Although some dogs may show no clinical signs, veterinarians may suspect heartworm infection if a dog shows signs of:
If left untreated, the disease can progress and cause:
Source: American Heartworm Society. Available at: http://www.heartwormsociety.org/. Accessed February 27, 2008.