does advantage 11 protect against heartworm.
Our Vet Says:
Advantage II doesn’t protect against heartworm. We have Program Plus which is
quite effective against heartworms. See below for some information for the
PLUS tablets are indicated for the prevention of fleas (Ct. felis, Ct. canis,
preadult stages), and for the concurrent prevention of heartworm disease
(elimination of 3rd and 4th larval stages of Dirofilaria immitis) and/or
treatment of adult stages of gastrointestinal nematodes such as hookworms
(Ancylostoma caninum), roundworms (Toxocara canis) and whipworms
(Trichuris vulpis) in dogs.
PLUS tablets are administered at a minimum dose of 0.5 mg milbemycin oxime and
10 mg lufenuron per 2.2lbs body weight.
PLUS tablets should be administered in the following situations:
prevent flea infestations with concurrent heartworm prevention and/or
gastrointestinal nematode infection medication should start from 2 weeks of age,
or from a minimum weight of 2.2lbs.
in a non-heartworm region
PLUS can be used as part of the seasonal prevention of fleas replacing lufenuron
mono (PROGRAM tablets) in cases with diagnosed concurrent gastrointestinal
nematode infection. After elimination of the nematode infection confirmed by
faecal examination, prevention of fleas should continue with PROGRAM tablets if
puppies, medication with PROGRAM PLUS is recommended up to one month after
weaning. Thereafter, prevention of fleas can be continued with lufenuron mono
travelling to a heartworm region
prevent flea infestations and heartworm disease at the same time, dogs
travelling to a heartworm risk region should begin medication within one month
after arrival. Treatment should continue monthly, with the last administration
given after the dog has left the region.
in a heartworm region
in a heartworm region:To prevent flea infestations and heartworm disease at the
same time, medication should begin within one month after the appearance of
mosquitoes, or one month before the appearance of fleas, and continue throughout
the risk period with the last dose given within one month after the mosquito and
flea season finishes.
dogs have a high level of flea infestation at the start of treatment, it may be
necessary to apply a flea adulticide during the first one to two months. It is
important to treat all dogs and cats in the household for fleas. Cats in the
same household should be treated with PROGRAM oral or injectable
on Correct Administration
ensure adequate drug absorption, PROGRAM PLUS tablets must be administered with
food (for example mixed with the daily feed) or placed directly in the mouth
with PROGRAM PLUS tablets may begin at any time of the year. In geographic areas
where the presence of fleas and mosquitoes (heartworm vector) is seasonal,
depending on ambient temperature, treatment should be started one month prior to
the appearance of the insects and then repeated monthly throughout the risk
period. In environments with year-round flea infestations and concurrent
heartworm risk, treatment may be continued throughout the year without
tablets are administered on the same day each month. If an interval is greater
than 6 weeks, treatment should be resumed immediately and be continued at
monthly intervals and, in case of heartworm prevention, a veterinarian should be
read the leaflet enclosed with the product
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