We have been using these Iverhart Plus chewable heartworm tablets for our mini dachshund for a year now. His bloodwork comes back perfectly and he has never had any health issues or side effects from them. Nor has he contracted any worms. For a reasonable price and simple way to treat your beloved dog, it's definitely something every dog owner needs to do. The outcome if they contract life threatening worms is, well, life threatening and of course unnecessary when prevention is so easy.
This box is for dogs up to 25 pounds.
Give one pill per month. (Wrapping in cheese is optional because they are meat flavored)
Treat and control ascarid and hookworm infections in dogs.
Each tablet contains 68mcg of Ivermectin
At first I wasn't too concerned with our dog taking heartworm prevention tablets but honestly, we live in Florida where it rains quite a bit during hurricane season which is 6 months out of the year. The chance of him getting bit or infected with any kind of worms is quite easy - especially when we take him out for a walk in the neighborhood where everyone walks their dogs on our street.
Check with your Veterinarian about these or any other tablets they may have for your dog. These have definitely come down in price over the years and are more affordable than they had been. And preventing any kind of worms from attacking your family's pet is a small price to pay for something so easy to administer.