STRONGHEART<br />STRONGHEART is a veterinary medicine for dogs to treat the heartworm disease. It is marketed by Veritas Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Singapore.<br /> <br /><ul><li>Introduction</li></ul> STRONGHEART (ivermectin/pyrantel) can eliminate pre-existing populations of roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum,Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense) and reduce the incidence of re-infection by these parasites<br /><ul><li>What is Heartworm disease? </li></ul>Heartworm disease is a serious illness that can rob your dog of its health and even its life.<br />Heartworm larvae are transmitted by infected mosquitoes that bite the dog and deposit heartworm larvae on the dog's skin. The larvae migrate through the tissue and into the bloodstream of the dog where they continue developing. By the time clinical signs of heartworm disease appear, the disease can already be in its advanced stages.<br />Heartworms spend their adult lives in the right side of the heart and the large blood vessels that connect the heart to the lungs. The adult worms block the heart and major blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs, liver, and kidneys and can grow up to 12 inches long.<br />Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. STRONGHEART (ivermectin/pyrantel) can help prevent heartworm disease.<br />Heartworms can infect your dog without you knowing it. The best way to protect your dog is to prevent heartworm disease – the risk, expense, and emotional toll of treatment are significant.<br /><ul><li>Signs </li></ul>Signs of heartworm disease can be subtle and difficult to detect until its later stages. As the disease progresses, signs begin to appear. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice coughing, difficulty breathing, sluggishness and less energy for exercise in your dog. Adult heartworms cause serious harm to your dog's heart, lungs and certain internal organs. Left untreated, heartworm disease can result in loss of consciousness and death.<br /><ul><li>Life cycle of Heartworm</li></ul>Microfillariae develop in mosquito to infective larvae in 2-3 weeksMosquito ingests Microfilariae with blood meal Mosquito Bites Healthy Dog & Transmit infective larvaeImmature Larvae develop in tissue & migrate to heart, lung & blood vessels <br /><ul><li>How to test Heartworm Disease?</li></ul>The most common method for heartworm testing is for a veterinarian to collect a small blood sample from a dog and evaluate the sample using a specialized test kit that identifies the heartworm antigen. Or, your veterinarian may use other types of tests that detect the presence of microscopic microfilariae, an early stage in the heartworm life cycle<br /><ul><li>What is Strongheart?</li></ul>STRONGHEART helps prevent canine heartworm disease, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms, too.<br />STRONGHEART used monthly as directed can help prevent heartworm infection in your dog – and can help your dog avoid the risk, stress, and long periods of confinement that go along with treatment for canine heartworm disease.<br />STRONGHEART is made with real beef – dogs love the taste.<br />STRONGHEART is a convenient, easy-to-give Chewable that most dogs will eat right out of your hand.<br />STRONGHEART is available in three dosage strengths for dogs of different weights. Your veterinarian will select the dosage that's right for your dog.<br />STRONGHEART has a wide margin of safety for dogs of all breeds and sizes when used as directed. It is approved for puppies as young as 6 weeks, pregnant or breeding female dogs, and stud dogs.<br />STRONGHEART: Protection with care.<br /><ul><li>How to use STRONHEART?</li></ul>The product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, it may be added intact to a small amount of dog food. The chewable should be administered in a manner that encourages the dog to chew, rather than to swallow without chewing. Chewable may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole.<br />STRONHEART should be given at monthly intervals during the period of 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.-1343025742315<br /><ul><li>Ivermectin & pyrantel pamoate</li></ul>Ivermectin is used as a heartworm preventive. Ivermectin (22, 23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22, 23-dihydroavermectin B1b) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication.<br />Pyrantel pamoate are also used for the treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms. Pyrantel pamoate acts as a depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, thereby causing sudden contraction, followed by paralysis, of the helminths. This has the result of causing the worm to "
lose its grip"
on the intestinal wall and be passed out of the system by natural process.<br /><ul><li>Comparison between Heartguard plus & Strongheart
STRONGHEARTHEARTGARDEffectiveIngredients(Ivermectine/Pyrantel)Kill roundworm & HookwormChewable TabletsMonthly AdministrationComes in 3 different strength for dogs of different weightSafeBeef FlavorFlavorBeef FlavorBranded GenericProductBrandAffordablePriceHighly Expensive