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Heartworm Medication for Dogs and Cats: Comparison Chart

A Guide to Helping Decide Which Heartworm Medication for Dogs and Cats is Right For You

By Team PetCareRx. July 25, 2012 | See Comments

Heartworm Medication for Dogs and Cats: Comparison Chart

Use our chart to compare major heartworm medications in a way that makes it easy for you to decide which brand is best for your pet.

Heartworm medication for dogs and cats is an essential part of keeping your pets healthy and happy. The disease is much easier to prevent than to treat, which means giving your dog or cat heartworm medication before they become infected could save them from major health complications, including death. However, with all the heartworm medication options out there, it can be confusing which products you should be asking your veterinarian about. Luckily for pet parents everywhere, we have created the chart below, which compares the major heartworm medications in an easy to understand way. Some of these medicines also have a generic equivalent.

For more information, read our series about heartworm here. We also have developed a Heartworm Tracker, which lets you know what the risk of heartworm is in your area.

Note: Iverhart Plus Chewables recently underwent a recall, and are now no longer in stock.

Heartworm Comparison Chart

Iverhart Plus
for Dogs

Ivermectin;
Pyrantel
Pamoate

Monthly; oral

       
 
Heartgard Plus
for Dogs
Ivermectin;
Pyrantel
Pamoate

Monthly; oral
       
 
Heartgard Plus
for Cats
Ivermectin

Monthly; oral
         
 
Interceptor
for Dogs & Cats
Milbemycin
Oxime

Monthly; oral
     
  Ivermectin;
Pyrantel
Pamoate; Praziquantel

Monthly; oral
       
 
Sentinel
for Dogs
Flumethrin;
Imidacloprid

8 Months; collar
     
 
Advantage
MULTI

for Dogs
Imidacloprid; Moxidectin

Monthly; topical
   
 
Advantage
MULTI

for Cats
Imidacloprid; Moxidectin

Monthly; topical
     
 
Revolution
for Dogs
Selamectin

Monthly; topical
         
 

Revolution

for Cats
Selamectin

Monthly; topical
     
  Milbemycin
Oxime; Spinosad

Monthly; oral
     

 

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