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04-15-2018 10:02 PM
MissCourtneyCat 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
05-18-2017 06:22 PM
4x4bike ped 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.

John
Portland OR
05-18-2017 03:05 PM
Rosemary
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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.
05-18-2017 02:59 PM
MeadowCat
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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.
I've been able to get Interceptor again...
05-18-2017 02:28 PM
dobebug 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.
05-11-2016 11:30 PM
Chelss 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!
04-23-2016 01:04 PM
aikilady 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 ??
04-14-2016 10:51 AM
TheKozaFam 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. ?
04-27-2014 03:39 PM
dobebug
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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.
03-13-2014 01:38 PM
falnfenix wrong information provided, ignore me.
03-13-2014 01:33 PM
MeadowCat 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).

Edited to add: January 2014 issue of Whole Dog Journal
03-13-2014 12:58 PM
USMCDoberman 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.
09-12-2013 05:53 PM
Rambo_007 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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06-03-2013 03:10 PM
LuvMyDobes 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.
04-01-2013 08:44 AM
michelemerc Interceptor not available in CT due to a recall (on another product)...hate to switch, but will go to Heartgard
03-18-2013 11:38 AM
Capone's Mommy
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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
Hope this helps you!
03-18-2013 11:10 AM
michelemerc 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.
02-19-2013 05:34 PM
ChloeRed I read that you can get interceptor at Walmart, has anyone else done this? If so, do you need a vet prescription to pick it up or just call and order it?
01-09-2013 03:59 AM
Rednec_13 I use ivermectin for my dogs. We use it at the rescue too. The vet we use when testing for heart worm still test for how bad the dog has it. No just a yes or not. If the test comes back weak we can normally treat it with out the costly heartworm vet bill and it is easier on the dog. We use to use frontline but now have a supplier that does some of the other flea stuff that when something it wrong with the package we get it for free over them throwing it out like they use too.
01-06-2013 10:27 AM
LuvMyDobes Just checked with my vet this week when we went for accupuncture and NO Interceptor has come in to them
05-28-2012 09:36 PM
4RosesTess wow great post. I will be traveling from WA to Mexico and staying for 6 months so I need to be thinking of heart worm and fleas and other worms. Thanks all.
05-28-2012 08:43 PM
LuvMyDobes I picked up some Interceptor from my vet last week. They had just run out of small dog and had a limited supply of 51-100. They called to place an order for more Interceptor and were told that no more would be available for shipping until November.
05-28-2012 08:59 AM
SonoPixie My Vet can't get interceptor anymore so I had to put them back on heart guard plus (with the addition of frontline of course).
05-24-2012 12:37 AM
Rosemary Am I the only one who misses Filaribits? It was a lot easier for me to remember a pill every day, than having to remember one a month. Even with the stickers on the calandar, I sometimes forget to give it. One month, I realized that I had given Lucky TWO doses about five days apart, so now, I cross it off when I give it too them.
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