COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020
Covid-19 Service Update

At Universal Drugstore, the health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority. Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic affecting us all, there have been some changes within our industry in general, and in our company specifically, that we want to make our customers aware of.

Call Center

Our call center hours of operation are 6:00 am – 9:00 pm on Monday to Friday, and 7:00 am – 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. If you are experiencing increased hold times or are calling outside of these hours, please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Due to increased demand on telephone networks worldwide, you may experience some intermittent connection problems. If this happens our agents will call you back.

Shipping

We are now seeing improvements in our shipping times. However, things are not yet back to normal and there are still delays occurring. Our normal shipping time averages 1 - 2 weeks. Shipments may take an additional 2 – 4 weeks or more to arrive, depending on the source country of your order. Shipments from the United Kingdom and Canada are generally quicker than from other countries.

Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We highly recommend that you place your order at least 2 – 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

These are industry-wide delays and are mainly occurring due to disruptions in local postal delivery in the countries where our customers live. They are temporary, and we thank the shipping and delivery personnel who are working hard for all of us during this global crisis.

Please Note: We are now resuming our normal 30-Day Shipping Guarantee. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

Our Commitment

If you have any questions about any changes in our service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure the timely fulfillment and delivery of all orders. The health of our customers and staff is our highest priority and we remain committed to providing service at the highest level.

We thank you for your support in these challenging times.

Management and Staff
Best Price Rx

Heartgard Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate and/or alternatives

Product / Manufacturer
Quantity / Price (USD)

Heartgard Plus (Blue) Small Dogs under 25lbs 68mcg/57mg

Marketed as Heartgard-30 Plus Blue in Canada Manufacturer: Merial Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

Heartgard Plus (Green) Medium Dogs 26-50lbs 136mcg/114mg

Marketed as Heartgard-30 Plus Green in Canada Manufacturer: Merial Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

Heartgard Plus (Brown) Large Dogs 51-100lbs 272mcg/227mg

Marketed as Heartgard-30 Plus Brown in Canada Manufacturer: Merial Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

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Description of Heartgard

Heartgard is an oral pet medication with the generic name Ivermectin. It is broad spectrum antiparasitic which belongs to anthelmintic class of drugs. Heartgard is available in the form of a chewable tablet. Heartgard for dogs is supplied in three strengths- Heartgard for dogs 68mcg, 136mcg, and 272mcg, while Heartgard for cats is supplied in two strengths- Heartgard for cats 55mcg and 165mcg. The drug is a prescription medication; you need to consult your veterinarian before you buy Heartgard online.

Indications & Dosage of Heartgard

Heartgard is used to prevent canine heartworm disease in dogs and prevent feline heartworm disease in cats. It also works to remove and control hookworms in cats. The medication is specifically prescribed to eliminate the tissue stage of heartworm larvae for a month after the infection. Heartgard is only indicated for use in dogs and cats aged 6 weeks or above.

Ivermectin, the active ingredient in the medication, binds itself to proteins secreted by worms that block the immune system of the host. With the defenses of worms rendered inactive, the white blood cells in the body work to kill the worms. Heartgard is also known to stimulate the excessive release of neurotransmitters in the parasite’s peripheral nervous system that is known to paralyze the parasite.

The dosage of Heartgard is different for dogs and cats and mainly depends on the weight of the animal. The medication is indicated to be given monthly. The recommended dose of Heartgard for dogs is:

  • For dogs weighing up to 25lb – one Heartgard chewable containing 68mcg Ivermectin
  • For dogs weighing 26 to 50lb - one Heartgard chewable containing 136mcg Ivermectin
  • For dogs weighing 51 to 100lb - one Heartgard chewable containing 272mcg Ivermectin

The recommended dose of Heartgard for cats is:

  • For cats weighing up to 5lb - one Heartgard chewable containing 55mcg Ivermectin
  • For cats weighing 5 to 15lb - one Heartgard chewable containing 165mcg Ivermectin

Side Effects & Interactions of Heartgard

Like all other pet medications, Heartgard may also cause side effects in cats and dogs. However, the side effects caused by this drug are different for cats and dogs. Dilated pupils, loss of weight and tremors are some of the common side effects in dogs caused by Heartgard. Loss of appetite, dilated pupils, staggering tremors, agitation, permanent blindness, and disorientation are some of the side effects caused by Heartgard in cats.

Heartgard may also cause side effects such as sluggish behavior, laziness, excessive whining or crying, prolonged sleep, severe cases of diarrhea or vomiting, mild to severe convulsions or seizures, or loss of interest in activities such as going out for walks. These side effects are generally seen in dogs. This is not a complete list of side effects. To know more about the side effects caused by Heartgard, refer to the information leaflet provided with the medication.

There are no reports of drug interactions with Heartgard. However, you must inform your veterinarian about every medicine you are giving to your cat or dog before you buy Heartgard.

Warnings & Precautions of Heartgard

You should not buy Heartgard if your dog or cat is allergic to any ingredient in it. The medication may cause dehydration, so give enough water to your cat or dog during treatment.



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