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What is Valuheart for dogs?

Valuheart is a simple and effective heartworm preventative for dogs, administered as a single tablet once per month.

All dogs, regardless of breed, age or lifestyle are at risk of heartworm infection, so it is vital for all owners to incorporate a heartworm preventative as part of their pet’s health care plan. Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that can be very hard to treat once established, but preventing the development of the disease is simple.

When used as directed, Valuheart heartworm tablets prevent the development of heartworm in dogs and puppies from 6 weeks of age. As with all heartworm medications, Valuheart is a preventative only, and dogs should be tested and cleared for existing heartworm before commencing treatment.

יתרונות

  • Tablet means no mess from topical solutions
  • ניתן לתת עם או בלי אוכל
  • Safe for use with pregnant or nursing dogs

Is Valuheart suitable for my dog?

Valuheart heartworm tablets are suitable for use with dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age, with no weight restrictions. Valuheart is safe for use with pregnant or nursing dogs, and dogs intended for breeding.

טבלת מינון

In order to maintain maximum effectiveness, Valuheart should be administered once a month, with the dosage required based on your dog’s body weight.

Body weight Tablets administered בסה"כIvermectin (mcg)
Under 22 lbs (10 kg) 1 60
22-44 lbs (10-20 kg) 1 120
44-88 lbs (20-40 kg) 1 240
מעל 88 lbs (40 kg)   Administer the appropriate combination of tablets

Valuheart heartworm tablets may be offered by hand directly to your dog or wrapped in food for easier consumption. It is important to monitor the dog to ensure the entire tablet has been consumed. If you suspect that part or all of the doses has been lost, redosing is recommended.

What are the side effects of Valuheart?

Dogs treated with Valuheart may experience mild hypersensitivity, including diarrhea, which is attributed to dead or dying microfilariae.

What precautions must be taken?

  • Keep out of reachof children.
  • For canine use only – do not use on cats or other animals.
  • Do not use in conjunction with other heartworm preventatives.
  • Dogs should be tested for existing heartworm prior to starting preventative treatment.
  • Do not use on dogs and puppies under 6 weeks of age.

How effective is Valuheart (Ivermectin)?

Valuheart monthly heartworm tablets are not effective against adult Dirofilariaimmitis, but treatment may reduce the number of circulating microfilariae to levels that are undetectable.


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