Tri Heart Plus for dogs comes in chewable tablets. Each chewable tablet contains Tri Heart Plus for dogs comes in chewable tablets. Each chewable tablet contains 68 mcg ivermectin and 57 mg pyrantel as pamoate salt. Administer once a month to prevent heartworm disease and to treat and control ascarid and hookworm infections in dogs. as pamoate salt. Administer once a month to prevent heartworm disease and to treat and control ascarid and hookworm infections in dogs.
For: Dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age. Safe for pregnant/breeding females.
How it works: Tri-Heart Plus is used in the prevention of heartworm infection and the control and treatment of various other worm infections. Tri-Heart Plus contains two active ingredients: ivermectin, which interferes with the parasite's nerve transmission, causing paralysis and death of the immature heartworms (larvae), and Pyrantel pamoate, which also interferes with the parasite's nerve transmission, causes paralysis and death of intestinal worms.
Tri-Heart® Plus ivermectin/pyrantel chewable tablets should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 6 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.72 mcg/lb) and 5 mg of pyrantel (as pamoate salt) per kg (2.27 mg/lb) of body weight. The recommended dosing schedule for prevention of canine heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms is as follows:
|Dog Weight||Chewable Tablets per Month||Ivermectin Content||Pyrantel Content||Color Coding on Blister Card and Carton|
|Up to 25 lbs||1||68 mcg||57 mg||Blue|
|26 to 50 lbs||1||136 mcg||114 mg||Green|
|51 to 100 lbs||1||272 mcg||227 mg||Brown|
Tri-Heart® Plus ivermectin/pyrantel chewable tablets are recommended for dogs weeks of age and older. For dogs over 100 lbs, use the appropriate of these tablets.
ADMINISTRATION: Remove only one chewable tablet at a time from the blister card. Because most dogs find Tri-Heart® Plus chewable tablets palatable, the product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, it may be added intact to a small amount of dry food or placed in the back of the dog's mouth for forced swallowing.
Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the doses have been lost, redosing is recommended.
Tri-Heart® Plus chewable tablets should be given at monthly intervals during the year when mosquitoes (vectors), potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae, are active. The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes. The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's last exposure to mosquitoes.
When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease preventive program, the first dose of Tri-Heart® Plus chewable tablets must be given within a month (30 days) of the last dose of the former medication.
If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be reduced. Therefore, for optimal performance, the chewable tablet must be given once a month on or about the same day of the month. If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with Tri-Heart® Plus chewable tablets and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen minimizes the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms.
Monthly treatment with Tri-Heart® Plus chewable tablets also provides effective treatment and control of ascarids (T. canis, T. leonina) and hookworms (A. caninum, U. stenocephala, A. braxiliense). Clients should be advised of measures to be taken to prevent reinfection with intestinal parasites.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: If a dose is missed and over 30 days have gone by since the last dose, give Tri-Heart Plus immediately and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Tell your veterinarian that a dose was missed.
What happens if I overdose the pet: If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe diarrhea, vomiting, incoordination, convulsions or drooling, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Tri-Heart Plus: Although there are no known drug or food interactions with this medication, consult with your veterinarian before using Tri-Heart Plus with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur.
What are the possible side effects of Tri-Heart Plus: Side effects of Tri-Heart Plus is very rare but may include vomiting and diarrhea. Even more uncommon are incoordination, convulsions, or drooling. Contact your veterinarian if you observe any of these side effects.