flavored chunks are available in addition to the
beef flavored tablets or solutions that can be given
orally to the dogs as a measure against the incidence
of heart worms. Avoid mosquito bites by providing
proper mosquito-proof shelter facilities to the
Just plan whether there is any need
to go for the heart worm prevention though out the
year or only in some months of the year. For example,
in case of some countries, the mosquitoes may be
dormant in most of the colder months.
However, in some countries, this
is not a position. Many a times, medications are
available for oral administration to prevent heart
worms along with hookworms etc. Such oral medications
need to be taken as per the instructions. However,
be cautious about the occurrence of any adverse
drug reactions in the dog given with such prophylactic
Adverse event reports need to be
sent if you come across any sorts of adverse drug
reactions in your dog during the preventive treatment.
Soft beef flavored tablets are highly preferred
by the pet animals as the preventive measure against
heart worms. The pet owner needs to consult a veterinarian
if the dose for the prophylaxis of heart worm is
missed for few months. In such occasions, the pet
animal needs to undergo the heart worm test.
Heartgard, sentinel, interceptor,
revolution, etc. are available in the commercial
fields as drugs for the preventive measure. Avoid
water stagnation around the dog shelter and the
bushes around the area that facilitate mosquito
breeding. This test needs to be carried out in consultation
with a veterinarian who is specialized in the pet
animal health care and medicine.
As a preventive measure for the
heart worms, the dogs need to be tested for the
evidence of these worms at an age of six months.
Real beef chew able tablets are available containing
medical agent like ivermectin.