Heartworm Prevention for Dogs & Cats - 1800PetMeds
Heartworm treatment for dogs includes Heartgard Plus (also known as Heartguard Plus) and other heartworm medicine and treatments from Drs. Foster & Smith.
The best of the flea control products that we have used are Frontline (Rx) and Advantage (Rx). I think that Program and Sentinel work well for dogs that are confined and for house cats but are not as effective for pets that have free roam of the neighborhood or who spend time in places where other dogs are present, such as parks. If fleas are the only concern, it is probably less expensive to use Frontline, since it sometimes works for 6 to 8 weeks to control fleas, especially for dogs that are not flea allergic and can tolerate a small number of fleas prior to the time the product is reapplied. If it is possible where you live to use Frontline every other month and to use a less expensive heartworm prevention medication, you should be able to save some money on heartworm and flea control. This is even true if you have to use Frontline or Advantage for six months of the year and heartworm medicine all year, although the savings would be smaller.
Your dog’s heartworm meds probably cost from $5 to $20 per month, depending on his size. You probably also test in the spring before starting the meds if you live in a colder climate. Testing is typically $30 to $50 per test.
Comparing Heartworm Medicine for Dogs and Cats | PetCareRx
Interceptor for Dogs & Cats | Heartworm Medicine - 1800PetMeds
Choosing a heartworm and flea medicine for dogs will depend on if your dog spends most of the time indoors or outdoors. If it's unlikely that your pet could be exposed to ticks, (a very popular flea heartworm pill for dogs) or may be your two best heartworm and flea prevention options. If you're concerned about ticks, provides heartworm protection and will kill ticks, along with fleas and their eggs, roundworms and hookworms. Can cause sensitivities in herding dog breeds. It is important that you give your pet this preventative every month. If you miss more than two monthly doses, we recommend calling your vet before continuing the medication. Also, note that side effects are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, loss of body weight, and death. Side effects in cats include agitation, loss of appetite, staggering, dilated pupils, tremors, blindness and disorientation. Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.) Give Sentinel exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Sentinel for dogs 2 to 10 pounds is 1 Flavor Tab every month (Brown Box), 11 to 25 pounds is 1 Flavor Tab every month (Green Box), 26 to 50 pounds is 1 Flavor Tab every month (Yellow Box) and 51 to 100 pounds is 1 Flavor Tab every month (White Box). For dogs over 100 pounds give the appropriate combination of tablets. To ensure adequate absorption, always administer Sentinel to dogs immediately after or in conjunction with a normal meal. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Sentinel for 6 months or less, re-start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result. Store Sentinel in a dry place at controlled room temperature, between 59°-77°F (15°-25° C). Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Consult your veterinarian for pregnant or lactating dogs.