Heartgard Plus
What you should know
about internal parasites:

Your dog may be at risk from heartworms, which cause a potentially
deadly infection of the heart and lungs, and from roundworms and
hookworms, which are the most common parasites to infect the
intestines of dogs, and which may even be transmitted to people.
What you can do to protect
your dog:
Fortunately, heartworm disease is 100% preventable, and intestinal
worms can be treated and controlled, with a highly effective, safe and
convenient monthly medication that's easy for our dog to take and easy
for you to give: HEARTGARD PLUS.

HEARTGARD is well tolerated.  All dogs should be tested for heartworm  
infection before starting a preventive program.  Following the use of
HEARTGARD Plus, digestive and neurological side effects have rarely
been reported.  For more information, contact your veterinarian or visit
www.heartgard.com.
Heartworms-- a real and
present danger

  • Over 250,000 dogs in the US
    were reported positive for
    heartworms in 2004

  • Heartworms live in the hearts and
    lungs of infected dogs and cats.

  • Mosquitoes transmit heartworm
    larvae from infected dogs to
    healthy dogs and cats.

  • Left untreated, heartworm
    disease may be fatal to your pet.
Signs of heartworm
infection in dogs include:

  • Coughing

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Sluggishness

  • Reduced ability to exercise

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Sudden death
Roundworms-- a deadly
burden
  • More than 90% of puppies are
    born with roundworms or acquire
    them shortly after birth from their
    mothers.

  • Dogs of any age can get
    roundworms from an environment
    contaminated by the feces of
    infected animals.

  • Roundworms live in the intestines
    of infected dogs and may cause
    obstructions, depriving their hosts
    of nutrients.

  • Serious infections may be fatal to
    puppies
Signs of roundworm
infection in dogs include
  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Loss of appetite

  • Weakness

  • Weight loss

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Dull scruffy coat

  • Swollen abdomen ("Pot belly")

  • Adult worms visible in the feces
HEARTGARD Plus treats and controls
the 2 most common types of roundworms.
Hookworms-- beyond
the "yuck" factor
  • Hookworms are potentially lethal,
    especially to puppies.

  • Hookworms attach themselves to
    the intestinal walls of infected
    dogs and feed on their host's
    blood.

  • Dogs may be infected with
    hookworms by accidentally
    ingesting larvae in contaminated
    soil or blades of grass.

  • Hookworm larvae also infect dogs
    by penetrating directly through
    their skin.
Signs of hookworm
infection in dogs include:
  • Dark or bloody diarrhea

  • Weakness

  • Pale gums

  • Weight loss

  • Death
No other monthly preventive
product treats and controls
more kinds of roundworms
and hookworms.
Protecting pets protects people.
  • The same roundworms and hookworms that can infect your dog may also
    infect you or your family.

  • the centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate more then
    10,000 cases of human infection with roundworms in the US each year.

  • Dogs with roundworm and hookworm infections may increase the risk of
    human exposure, especially in children.

  • People may acquire these worms through contact with objects or areas
    contaminated by the fecal matter of an infected dog:
  • Toys, sporting equipment or
    gardening tools

  • Playgrounds, beaches and
    sandboxes

  • Crawl spaces under porches and
    houses

  • Parks and other public spaces
    frequented by pets
    Roundworms
    can cause:
    Damage to internal organs

    Pneumonia

    Blindness
    Hookworms
    can cause:
    Red, itchy skin rashes
    (commonly referred to as
    "creeping eruption")

    Severe stomach aches and
    nausea
Help reduce the risk of exposing other pets-- and your family-- to
roundworms and hookworms by giving your dog HEARTGARD Plus every
month.  HEARTGARD Plus treats and controls roundworms and hookworms
that may affect people.
HEARTGARD Plus is the veterinarians'  #1
preventive of choice because it offers all this:
  • 100% protection against heartworm disease
  • No other monthly preventive product treats and
    controls more kinds of roundworms and hookworms

  • A wide margin of safety for all dogs and puppies over
    6 weeks of age

  • Real-Beef Chewables that dogs love

  • The Plus guarantee of Satisfaction

Use of HEARTGARD Plus once a month as directed not
only helps to protect your dog, but may reduce the risk of
spreading parasites to other pets and to people.
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Cambridge VetCare
Animal Clinic, PA
Cambridge, MN