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Oral Heartworm Comparisons - Flavor Tabs, Pills and Tablets

There are a wide variety of heartworm preventatives available today. Many pet owners prefer topically applied versions but others find these varieties messy and annoying. There are actually several oral heartworm products for these individuals to choose from although active ingredients and targeted parasites will differ. Several are for use in dogs only and should never be given to cats. Some brands such as Heartgard make varieties for both cats and dogs so if your buying for a feline you'll want to make sure you are not buying the canine variety by accident. Most heartworm products labeled "Plus" contain Pyrantel which should not be given to cats. For your dog, Heartgard makes a "Plus" product that is beef based, and Tri-Hart and Iverhart make one that is pork flavored. This gives dog owners a second option if their pet is allergic to one or the other. Cost and results vary, so we've listed some detailed info below to help you compare meds when you and your veterinarian are trying to decide what is best for your specific situation.
 
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Heartgard Plus
heartgard plus heartworm preventative flavor tab for dogs only with pyrantel
Sample $ Per Month
At 45% Off Retail
Starting at $3.58
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
This "Plus" Variety
Is For Dogs Only
Oral By Mouth
Chewable Tab
Ivermectin
and Pyrantel
Heartworms
Roundworms, Hookworms
A monthly preventative flavor tab for dogs only with two active ingredients - Ivermectin and an extra ingredient, Pyrantel for more comprehensive coverage to help prevent heartworms, roundworms and hookworms too.
 
Heartgard Original
original heartgard for dogs and cats with ivermectin only
Sample $ Per Month
At 48% Off Retail
Starting at $4.41
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
Cat Variety Available
 
Dog Variety Available
Oral By Mouth
Chewable Tab
Ivermectin Only Heartworms
 
Hookworms
In Cats Only
A monthly preventative flavor tab available for both dogs and cats, with Ivermectin but without the Pyrantel that the "Plus" variety has, the lack of Pyrantel makes it available to cats but it doesn't get as many parasites as the Plus.
 
Trifexis Flea & Heartworm
trifexis flea and heartworm pill for dogs
Sample $ Per Month
At 40% Off Retail
Starting at $12.99
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
Dogs OnlyOral By Mouth
Chewable Tab
Milbemycin Oxime
and Spinosad
Heartworms
Fleas (Adult Fleas)
Roundworms, Whipworms
Some Hookworms
Monthly flea and heartworm control in an easy to administer chewable to be given to dogs only, not to be given to cats. Comprehensive parasite control designed to help prevent heartworms and control adult flea infestations.
 
Iverhart Plus
iverhart plus heartworm preventative for dogs
Sample $ Per Month
At 48% Off Retail
Starting at $2.08
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
This "Plus" Variety
Is For Dogs Only
Oral By Mouth
Pork Flavored
Chewable Tab
Ivermectin
and Pyrantel
Heartworms
Roundworms, Hookworms
A monthly preventative flavor tab for dogs only with Ivermectin and Pyrantel for more comprehensive coverage to help prevent heartworms, roundworms and hookworms too. Comparable to Heartgard Plus but less expensive.
 
Iverhart Max
iverhart max heartworm preventative for dogs with added tapeworm control benefit
Sample $ Per Month
At 48% Off Retail
Starting at $2.99
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
This "Max" Variety
Is For Dogs Only
Oral By Mouth
Pork Flavored
Chewable Tab
Ivermectin
and Pyrantel
Heartworms
Roundworms, Hookworms
Tapeworms
A monthly preventative flavor tab for dogs only with Pyrantel, Ivermectin and Praziquantel offering comprehensive coverage against heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms.
 
Tri-Heart Plus
tri-heart plus heartworm preventative for dogs only
Sample $ Per Month
At 52% Off Retail
Starting at $2.50
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
This "Plus" Variety
Is For Dogs Only
Oral By Mouth
Pork Flavored
Chewable Tab
Ivermectin
and Pyrantel
Heartworms
Roundworms, Hookworms
A monthly preventative flavor tab for dogs only with Ivermectin and Pyrantel for more comprehensive coverage to help prevent heartworms, roundworms and hookworms too. Comparable to Heartgard Plus but less expensive.
 
Sentinel Flea Heartworm
the sentinel flea pill for dogs
Sample $ Per Month
At 38% Off Retail
Starting at $9.66
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
Dogs OnlyOral By Mouth
Chewable Tab
Milbemycin Oxime
and Lufenuron
Heartworms
Fleas (Larvae Stages Only)
Roundworms, Whipworms
Some Hookworms
For dogs only, a flea heartworm combination product in an easy to give palatable flavor tab pill. Sentinel kills fleas at the Larvae stage to break the life cycle but it is important to know that it is not effective against adult fleas.
 
Interceptor Heartworm Tab
interceptor heartworm pill for dogs
Sample $ Per Month
At 35% Off Retail
Starting at $4.58
For Use On
Administration
Active Ingredients
Parasites Controlled
Dogs OnlyOral By Mouth
Chewable Tab
Milbemycin Oxime Heartworms
Roundworms, Whipworms
Some Hookworms
Monthly heartworm control in a tasty, easy to administer flavor tab to be given to dogs only, not to be given to cats. Comprehensive parasite control designed to help prevent canine heartworm, ascarid and hook worm infections.
 
Please Note:   Prices and discounts above as posted by stores on 6/18/12 and are subject to change without notice, please verify before you buy
 
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