4 Of the Best Heartworm Preventative Treatments for Dogs

Heartworm infection is one of the most fatal and serious condition in dogs. It can spread easily. If left untreated, it can develop into foot-long worms that reside in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected dogs. This ultimately results in damage to the organs of the dog’s body. But the great news is that heartworm disease can be prevented. There are lots of branded heartworm preventative treatments available in the market, hence it becomes difficult for dog owners to choose the best treatments for their furry pals.


To make your task easier, we have enumerated some of the best heartworm preventative treatments for dogs:


Nuheart is a generic Heartgard alternative that aids in the prevention of heartworms in dogs. It eliminates heartworm larvae that infect the dog the previous month, thus protecting dogs from this life-threatening disease. It contains the same ingredient Ivermectin at the same dose as the Heartgard brand. This meat flavoured tablets are easy to administer to dogs due to their palatable taste. This treatment is recommended for puppies and dogs from 6 weeks of age.

Heartgard Plus Chewables 

Heartgard Plus is an effective treatment that aids in preventing heartworm infections. It even treats intestinal worms encompassing roundworms and hookworms. This monthly beef flavoured tablet has antiparasitic and anthelmintic properties that is effective against mixed parasitic infections. Due to highly palatable taste of these tablets they are very easy to administer to dogs. It has been observed that a year round treatment of Heartgard Plus ensures pets to remain heartworm disease free.

RSPCA Monthly Heartworm Tablets 

RSPCA Monthly Heartworm tablet is a generic heartworm preventive that is effective in protecting your dog from dangerous heartworm disease. It destroys various types of immature stages of heartworm infection that was infected a month ago. It is effective against juvenile stages of heartworms. It is recommended for puppies and dogs above 6 weeks of age.

Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews 

Sentinel Spectrum is effective against a wide array of worms in dogs. It prevents heartworm infections by killing juvenile forms of heartworms. It controls adult hookworms and removes and prevents roundworms and whipworms. It even controls flea infestations and flea allergy dermatitis. But it does not kill the existing adult fleas on dogs. It is very easy to administer to dogs. Due to its highly palatable beef flavour it is considered as a treat for dogs which makes it very easy to administer to them.

So, which one of these four heartworm preventive treatments are you planning to purchase for your pooch?