Comparison Information On Iverhart and Heartgard Heartworm Products
The most popular heartguard product for dogs today is
heartgard plus, a
beef flavored heartgard flavor tab containing both ivermectin and pyrantel. Ivermectin helps control heartworms and
Pyrantel helps dogs with roundworm and hookworm issues.
Iverhart Plus emerged on the market a few years ago and it quickly became a competitive alternative to heartgard.
Iverhart Plus contains the same two ingredients that Heartgard Plus does, ivermectin and pyrantel, however, there is an important difference -
it is flavored with pork liver whereas heartgard plus is flavored with beef. Consequently, Iverhart Plus provides a way for
dogs who are allergic to the beef ingredients in heartgard plus to get protection too.
Both products are given once a month by mouth as a chewable treat.
Iverhart Plus is usually thought of as a lower cost alternative, about two dollars less per tab.
Virbac, the makers of Iverhart, recently introduced a new product - Iverhart Max, which is gaining in popularity.
Iverhart Max contains the same two parasite fighting ingredients that Heartgard Plus and Iverhart Plus do, however, it has
an additional ingredient, praziquantel, to fight tapeworms too, making Iverhart Max very unique.