Nuheart dog heartworm medicine is an ivermectin based heartworm pill. Since the introduction of ivermectin around twenty years ago, the prevention of heartworms for dogs has become much more simple. Ivermectin is a reliable drug for eliminating larval heartworms and needs only be used once a month to ensure your pet remains heartworm free.
Nuheart heartworm medicine is an Australian made product which has been approved by the Australian Veterinary Medicines Authority as a safe and trusted way to prevent heartworm disease in dogs. On reading the label, you can see this product contains the same volume of ivermectin as Heartgard heartworm medicine (the leading US branded version of this type of heartworm preventative).
How Does Nuheart Prevent Heartworm?
The active ingredient, ivermectin, is an effective anti-parasitic drug. Used every 30 days, the ivermectin enters your pet's bloodstream. Here it is able to destroy all larval heartworms it encounters which have been passed to your pet via an infected mosquito bite during the previous month.
This medicine does not prevent heartworms infecting your pet. Instead it destroys those heartworms before they progress to a stage where they would pose any threat to your pets health.
Why Choose Nuheart Heartworm Medicine?
Your vet may recommend Heartgard heartworm medicine, as it is the original ivermectin based heartworm pill. Ivermectin is used widely by vets to treat dogs with advanced stages of the disease, so they are familiar with the ingredient, its use and safety. Naturally then, they trust ivermectin based heartworm preventatives.
Finding a generic version of Heartgard is a simple way to continue protecting your pet, whilst making some savings too. The type of heartworm pill you get for your money varies considerably. Nuheart offer very small pills that are meat flavoured. This means they are more readily accepted by dogs than some standard chalky tablets. But, if your dog really doesn't want to take his medicine, Nuheart pills are soluble, so you can dissolve them in a little water and mix into your normal dog food.
The primary reason to choose Nuheart heartworm pills is that you are still following the advice of vets and offering your pet the same ivermectin heartworm prevention as if you opt for Heargard branded pills. The difference is the packaging and most importantly, the price tag. Savings of around 50% are usual when switching from a branded ivermectin based heartworm pill to Nuheart dog heartworm medicine. With heartworm prevention being used for the total life-span of your dog, that is a saving well worth making.