MilbeGuard are monthly flavored tablets indicated for use in the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, the control of adult Ancylostoma caninum (hookworm), and the removal and control of adult Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina (roundworms) and Trichuris vulpis (whipworm) infections in dogs/puppies four weeks of age or greater and two pounds of body weight or greater, also for cats/kittens (except whipworm protection) six weeks of age or greater and 1.5 lbs. of body weight or greater. They are sold in packs of six flavored tablets/six month supply in four color coded packages depending on your pets weight.
MilbeGuard Flavored Tablets eliminate the tissue stage of heartworm larvae and the adult stage of hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) infestations when administered orally according to the recommended dosage schedule.The anthelmintic activity of milbemycin oxime is believed to be a result of interference with invertebrate neurotransmission.
Possible Side Effects
The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of MilbeGuard Flavored Tablets : Depression/lethargy, vomiting, ataxia, anorexia, diarrhea, convulsions, weakness and hypersalivation.
Keep away from children and animals. Do not use in puppies less than four weeks of age or less than two pounds of body weight. Prior to initiation of the MILBEGUARD Flavored Tablets treatment program, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. Infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms and microflariae prior to initiating treatment with MILBEGUARD Flavored Tablets. Mild, transient hypersensitivity reactions manifested as labored respiration, vomiting, salivation and lethargy, have been noted in some treated dogs carrying a high number of circulating microflariae. These reactions are presumably caused by release of protein from dead or dying microflariae. Do not use in kittens less than six weeks of age or less than 1.5 lbs. body weight. Safety in heartworm positive cats has not been established. Safety in breeding, pregnant, and lactating queens and breeding toms has not been established.
Recommended DosageThis medication should be administered orally at monthly intervals. Consult your veterinarian for proper dosing instructions.
Store between 68° – 77°F. Protect product from light.