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post #126 of 143 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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I thought Interceptor no longer available...is it? I will check the internet but if you could give me a quick link or whatever. thanks.
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I thought Interceptor no longer available...is it? I will check the internet but if you could give me a quick link or whatever. thanks.
I just checked 1800pet meds and got this...
Interceptor for Dogs & Cats | Heartworm Medicine - 1800PetMeds
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Interceptor not available in CT due to a recall (on another product)...hate to switch, but will go to Heartgard
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With the loss of Interceptor as our heartworm med, my vet has recommended Sentinel. Both products are made by Novartis Animal Health but the main difference between Sentinel and Interceptor, is that Sentinel treats for fleas long-term and controls flea allergy dermatitis. Sentinel will not kill adult fleas, but it will control flea infestations. Interceptor does not treat for fleas of any sort.

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I'm a Trifexis fan for my older dog and I use ProHeart 6 and Comfortis for Rambo and Maggie. Never had fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, or (thank goodness) heart worms.

I found that people at our clinic wanting Interceptor are happy with Trifexis.


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Interceptor is not available in VA either due to the recall. It's been several years now since the recall went into effect and my understanding was they weren't producing any new batches until the issue was completely resolved. Any that is available is prior to the recall.

It was good to give to dogs with Demodex as i would help mitigate the issues because of the low dose of ivomectrin in it.

Having said that, I've never had an issue with fleas or ticks prior to using any of them. Only really got familiar with them when I got Riff and his previous owner had a years supply of Interceptor donated to her because of Riff's demodex, which she gave to me when she surrendered him to me.



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There was a really excellent article in a recent issue of the Whole Dog Journal on flea and tick prevention. There were some considerations that I hadn't considered with different flea preventatives. I know this is a thread about heartworm, but since some of the products are combo products it might be worth a read (you can buy back issues individually, though I think it's a publication worth subscribing to as a whole, of course).

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Interceptor is not available in VA either due to the recall. It's been several years now since the recall went into effect and my understanding was they weren't producing any new batches until the issue was completely resolved. Any that is available is prior to the recall.
Interceptor is not available in the USA (it may be available in Canada) but is available in other countries. (Can not be legally imported though).

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It was good to give to dogs with Demodex as i would help mitigate the issues because of the low dose of ivomectrin in it.
Interceptor does not have/did not have ivomectrin in it. The active ingredient in Interceptor (and Sentinel and Trifexis) was/is milbemycin. It could be used on breeds of dogs who should not have any heartworm control administered (mostly herding breeds--now there is a genetic test to make sure that these dogs do not have the gene which causes BAD adverse reactions to ivomectrin containing heartworm controls).

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Having said that, I've never had an issue with fleas or ticks prior to using any of them. Only really got familiar with them when I got Riff and his previous owner had a years supply of Interceptor donated to her because of Riff's demodex, which she gave to me when she surrendered him to me.
Novartis (the manufacturer of Interceptor) now has Sentinel available--it has a flea control (not a very effective one) lufenuron and heartworm control--milbemycin (which will also control roundworm, hookworm and whipworm) in dogs. It is less expensive than Trifexis and contains fewer ingredients to control fewer things. That's fine with me--I really don't like multi-purpose meds--I'd like to know, if they react, what it is they are reacting to.

I gave Heartgard until the Sentinel was back on the market. For flea control I use Bayer's AdvantageII and since I'm a city dweller with very little exposure to ticks for the dogs I don't need a tick control.
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Either one honestly is fine and does a great job at preventing Heartworm. I like interceptor because it covers whipworms which can be a pain to get rid of if they get it. Interceptor now makes interceptor plus which covers tapeworms too. ?
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I use Interceptor..young kids playing outside and wanted the whipworm protection. I worked as a Vet Tech and I used it then too. Frontline for fleas ??
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I use Interceptor Plus for Heartworms and intestinal parasites, it has Praziquantel to take care of those nasty Tapeworms! And NexGard for fleas and ticks, Florida is a hot-spot for all of the pests!
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Interesting--don't know exactly why this thread showed up--even the last post is from May of 2016.

Story is still pretty much the same--Novartis only sells Interceptor (single purpose product-heartworm--well, and round worm, hook worm and whipworm, only outside the USA. They manufacture and sell Sentinal--heartworm (the the three other worms) and internal (not entirely effective) flea control. Sentinal Plus--heartworm, round worm, hook and whip worm the same not terribly effective flea control and tapeworm control. There are also other manufacturers who sell heartworm controls that use milbimycin (Trifexis and at least one other but you'll have to do a Google search 'cause I can't remember the name of the other one. Trifexis is still the most expensive combo product where the heartworm control is milbimycin.
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Interesting--don't know exactly why this thread showed up--even the last post is from May of 2016.

Story is still pretty much the same--Novartis only sells Interceptor (single purpose product-heartworm--well, and round worm, hook worm and whipworm, only outside the USA. They manufacture and sell Sentinal--heartworm (the the three other worms) and internal (not entirely effective) flea control. Sentinal Plus--heartworm, round worm, hook and whip worm the same not terribly effective flea control and tapeworm control. There are also other manufacturers who sell heartworm controls that use milbimycin (Trifexis and at least one other but you'll have to do a Google search 'cause I can't remember the name of the other one. Trifexis is still the most expensive combo product where the heartworm control is milbimycin.
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Interesting--don't know exactly why this thread showed up--even the last post is from May of 2016.
Someone must have voted in the poll.


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Well... Hell

Since this thread has been bumped (I wish that here was an expiration on polls), I will
throw my 2 cents out there. We have used Trifexis for years. Never an issue.

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Not sure if anyone else has mention this or not...

Elanco, the company that makes/distributes Interceptor, will cover the cost of heartworm treatment if your dog for some reason gets heartworm while on Interceptor.

This is obviously if your dog is on the HWP for 12 months out of the year.
I work at an Animal Hospital and we switched to Interceptor a little over a year ago for this reason and also that it is more well rounded for other worms, more then HG
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