Heartworm Prevention – Interceptor Plus
At PCAC we are constantly learning new and better ways to practice veterinary medicine.We recently conducted a review of parasite control options for our patients, After a close comparison of approved veterinary products, our veterinarians have decided to recommend Interceptor Plus (milbemycin oxime/praziqunatel) for the prevention of heartworm disease and treatment and control of adult hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and tapeworms in dogs.
Although similar to Sentinel, Interceptor Plus differs in that it treats tapeworm infections. Many dogs in our area share their habitat with rabbits, prairie dogs, and other mammals. When a dog is able to ingest a tapeworm-infected flea off another animal, they can get tapeworms. With Interceptor Plus, your dog will receive a once-a-month treatment for tapeworms automatically.
A monthly chew that protects against 5 threats to your dog.
Interceptor Plus protects against five dangerous threats to your dog. Heartworms aren’t the only parasite that pose a danger to your pet. Your dog may also be at risk for common intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. These parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, and in some cases, death.
Interceptor Plus comes in a highly-palatable chew.
More than 96% of dogs accepted the chicken-flavored chewable overall.For these reasons, Interceptor Plus is our choice for preventing heartworm disease and controlling these intestinal parasites. Please let us know if you have any additional questions about this recommendation.Our heartworm and parasite prevention recommendation for cats will still include Revolution, but we will also carry and recommend Interceptor for those cats and owners who prefer pills over topical. Interceptor has the same great heartworm medication as Interceptor Plus but does not include the tapeworm treat. Interceptor is fully labelled for preventing heartworm infection in cats.
Our responsibility as veterinarians is to provide pets with products we believe are the best choices for their individual needs. As a responsible and loving pet owner, we know you want the best for your pet. Together, we can help pets live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives.