- Christine Tonkin
Prevention of heartworms in dogs
Valuheart Monthly Heartworm Preventative is designed to offer an affordable option to control heartworm disease, without compromising on safety. Valuheart contains Ivermectin, the leading active ingredient in monthly heartworm prevention medication.
Valuheart prevents heartworm disease in dogs by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilia immitis) that may infect the dog in the month (30 days) before treatment. Valuheart is not effective against adult stage Dirofilia immitis, but treatment may reduce the number of circulating microfilariae to undetectable levels.
Valuheart packaging is colour coded according to size (dog’s weight in kilograms) to make identifying the correct packet simple. The tablets are scored and the Ivermectin is evenly distributed throughout for easy and accurate dosing.
Using Valuheart is simple. Give your dog the tablet, making sure they swallow it, and you’re done. Whether ingested broken or whole, the tablet will be absorbed in the stomach releasing the full dose of the active ingredient.
Give the required tablet orally, based on the weight of the dog, at one month intervals. The tablet may be wrapped in food to encourage consumption. The dog should be observed closely for several minutes following administration to ensure the entire dose has been adequately consumed. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, re-dosing is safe and recommended to ensure full protection.