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Heartgard Plus and Revolution, both are outstanding broad-spectrum treatments that prevent heartworms efficaciously and also treat intestinal worms with revolution also being able to kill fleas, treat sarcoptic mange and control ear mites.

Often many pet parents get confused as to which treatment to buy and ask us that which one among these two is the better remedy. Therefore, to solve the confusion and give you clarity on both treatments’ benefits, CanadaPetCare has come up with a comparison of the two most debated heartworm preventives.

Heartgard Plus Chewables is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and was developed majorly to prevent heartworms. It is a monthly oral treatment with a beef flavor that is easy to feed.

On the other hand, Revolution for Dogs is a treatment that is manufactured by Zoetis and is made primarily to fill the void of a go-to broad-spectrum treatment. It is a topical treatment and works for full one month.

heartgard plus chewables vs revolution

Added to the benefits shown above,

Some more benefits of Heartgard plus & Revolution are:

Heartgard Plus: There is no necessity to wait for some hours before your pooch can go for a bath or swim or play with your children. The treatment can be administered on pups 6 weeks of age or more.

Revolution : The treatment is safe to use on pregnant and lactating dogs. It can be safely administered on pups 6 weeks of age or more.

As shown above, the treatments have almost similar benefits. However, revolution does outplay Heartgard plus in terms of number of parasites it treats.

Having said that, Heartgard plus is very efficient and is a specialist in heartworm prevention and treatment of intestinal worms. So, if you don’t want a flea and tick killer and are just looking for heartworm preventive, then Heartgard plus is your option.

And, if you are looking for a treatment that not only prevents heartworms but also kills intestinal worms, fleas and ticks then, Revolution is the product you should opt for.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.