What Is The Best Heartworm Medicine

A lot of people ask us what the best heartworm medicine is. So in this series of guides I want to go over what the best options are depending on what kind of protection you want and also what money you have available.

Let’s take a look at price first:

Cheapest Heartworm Medicine

Pet meds can be expensive, there is no doubt about that. It is not always easy for us to find the money for regular treatments. And heartworm medicines are no exception. They differ in price quite a lot depending on the brand name and just what they actually teat for.

Luckily there is a very cheap option.


This is the cheapest option but it works very well indeed. If all you want to do is protect your pet from heartworms then this may well be the option best suited to you. It is given once a month and it ensures that heartworms are never going to be an issue. It is known as a generic and although this puts some people off there is no reason that it should.

It works just like traditional Heartgard but for a lower price.

Plus it is soluble so giving to the animals is simplicity itself.

Multi-Purpose Heartworm Medicines

Combination medications are the other option if you wish for a more comprehensive coverage. Heartgard Plus chewables are by far the most popular option.

And here is why:

  • Relatively low cost
  • Stops heartworms
  • Treats for intestinal worms
  • Tasty chewable treat

HeartgardĀ  Plus is easy to give as the medication comes in the form of a nice tasty beef flavored treat. It makes it the absolute best and easiest option to give if you want to protect from heartworms and intestinal worms as well.

But, if you would also like to treat for fleas as well then we recommend Revolution for Dogs or Cats or Advantage Multi for Cats or Dogs. Both are available for nearly the same price as your usual flea medication so are certainly worth looking at.

Hopefully this has helped you to see the different options and to know what is the best heartworm medication for your pet.