Previously known as Vethical Heartworm Preventative & Intestinal Treatment
Vethical® QuadriGuard® provides extensive protection guaranteed to protect your dog against heartworm and to treat and control multiple species of common roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms.
No other product provides monthly prevention for heartworm disease and the treatment and control for roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Just one Vethical QuadriGuard monthly gives your dog complete protection. Easy to give. Dogs love the chewable tablet and Vethical QuadriGuard is conveniently packaged in four weight ranges. Your veterinarian will prescribe the correct dose according to your dog’s weight.

The Vethical QuadriGuard Guarantee is available through your prescribing veterinarian and, in the unlikely event that your dog tests positive for heartworms, roundworms, hookworms or tapeworms, covers the reasonable treatment cost when it is used according to label directions.

Active Ingredients:
ivermectin/pyrantel pamoate/praziquantel

Use:
Vethical QuadriGuard is available from your veterinarian in packages of six and twelve doses for toy dogs between 6.0 and 12 pounds, small dogs weighing from 12.1 to 25 pounds, medium-weight dogs between 25.1 to 50 pounds and large dogs weighing 50.1 - 100 pounds. For dogs weighing more than 100 pounds consult your veterinarian.

Vethical is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. In clinical field trials, the most common adverse reactions, vomiting and diarrhea, were rarely observed (1.1% of doses administered). For more information, ask your veterinarian. The safe use of Vethical has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating dogs. See package insert for full disclosure.

Heartworm Disease is a serious and potentially deadly disease.


Heartworms—long, spaghetti-like worms that can grow 10-inches in length—live in the hearts, lungs and bloodstreams of infected dogs. Heartworm disease is spread when a mosquito bites an infected dog. Microfilariae in the dog's blood mature into infective larvae in the mosquito, which are transferred to another dog by the mosquito's bite. In approximately six months, the larvae mature into adult heartworms.

Untreated, heartworms can lead to death in dogs. These are undoubtedly among the most devastating of canine parasites. Fortunately, needless pain and suffering can be prevented with an annual heartworm test and the medicine provided by VCA veterinarians.

Signs of Heartworm Disease:
  • Coughing
  • Lethargy
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Weight Loss
  • Heavy Breathing
Vethical QuadriGuard is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. In clinical field trials, the most common adverse reactions, vomiting and diarrhea, were rarely observed (1.1% of doses administered). For more information, ask your veterinarian. The safe use of Vethical QuadriGuard has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating dogs. See package insert for full disclosure.

Roundworms

Roundworms are the most common canine intestinal parasite. Almost all dogs will have roundworms at some time, usually as puppies. They spread easily and can be contracted in different ways—through the mother's milk or by eating larvae in the environment. Roundworm eggs from an infected dog's feces can remain dormant in the soil for years, posing a risk to your family.

Signs of Roundworm Infection:
  • Diarrhea
  • Adult Worms Can Be Visible in Feces
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Weakness
  • Swollen Abdomen


Hookworms

Hookworms attach to the intestinal wall and feed on your dog's blood. This parasite can be lethal to puppies. Hookworm eggs enter the environment through an infected dog's feces and hatch into larvae that live in the soil. Hookworms can infect your dog through the paws, belly or licking (cleaning).

Signs of Hookworm Infection:
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Black Tar-Like Stool
Sources:
The American Heartworm Society
CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council



Tapeworms

Tapeworms are one of the most common internal parasites pet owners can actually see. They absorb vital nutrients that your dog needs. Dogs get tapeworms by ingesting infected fleas or by eating infected rabbits or small rodents. Tapeworms are seen in dogs of all ages.

Signs of Tapeworm Infection:
  • Visible segments on feces or haircoat (appear as small white worms that may look like grains of rice or seeds)
  • Scooting (dog rubs bottom along floor)
Sources:
The American Heartworm Society
CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council



Vethical is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. In clinical field trials, the most common adverse reactions, vomiting and diarrhea, were rarely observed (1.1% of doses administered). For more information, ask your veterinarian. The safe use of Vethical has not been evaluated in pregnant or lactating dogs. See package insert for full disclosure.