How often do you give Interceptor for dogs?

How often do you give Interceptor for dogs?

How often do you give Interceptor for dogs?

INTERCEPTOR PLUS should be administered at monthly intervals beginning within 1 month of the dog’s first seasonal exposure to mosquitoes and continuing until at least 6 months after the dog’s last seasonal exposure (see EFFECTIVENESS). INTERCEPTOR PLUS may be administered year-round without interruption.

Is the interceptor a cat?

INTERCEPTOR® for Cats is indicated for use in the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the removal of adult Ancylostoma tubaeforme (hookworm) and Toxocara cati (roundworm) in cats and kittens six weeks of age or greater and 1.5 lbs. body weight or greater.

Can interceptor for dogs be crushed?

Can Interceptor Plus be Crushed? Interceptor Plus should be administered in a manner that encourages your dog to chew, rather than swallow whole. You may break or crush the chewable into pieces and feed them to your dog, making sure your dog consumes the complete dose.

Does interceptor have side effects?

The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of INTERCEPTOR: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, ataxia, anorexia, diarrhea, convulsions, weakness and hypersalivation.

Do you need a prescription for interceptor for dogs?

Interceptor Plus will require a prescription from your veterinarian before you can purchase it. Be sure to have your pet’s past and current health history so you and your veterinarian can determine if Interceptor Plus is a good fit for your dog.

How long does interceptor stay in dog’s system?

Ivermectin has a half-life of 2 days in the dog. That means 1/2 of the drug is eliminated from the body in 2 days. So at most it is active for 4 days per month.

Can I give Interceptor plus to my cat?

You can protect your pet from heartworm and intestinal worms with one medication. This monthly oral pet medication can be used in dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to kill the immature form of the heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis).

Does interceptor come in pill form?

INTERCEPTOR is available in four tablet sizes in color-coded packages for oral administration to dogs and puppies. Each tablet is formulated to provide a minimum of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight of milbemycin oxime.

What is the safest heartworm medicine for dogs?

The two most common (and generally considered safe) heartworm preventative ingredients used today are ivermectin (used in Heartgard by Merial, and other products) and milbemycin oxime (used in Interceptor by Novartis).

Does interceptor need to be given with food?

Interceptor® is to be given every 30 days, preferably on the same day every month to treat and prevent fleas and other parasites. Your veterinarian may prescribe lower doses daily to treat dogs with mange. Always give Interceptor® after a full meal to ensure adequate absorption.