Interceptor™ Spectrum Heartworm Intestinal Worms for Large Dogs (22 to 45 Kg)
Your dog must be up to date with heartworm prevention in order to be prescribed heartworm medication. Please see your veterinarian for a heartworm test if your pet is not currently on heartworm prevention or has missed more than 2 doses.
Do not start in puppies below eight (8) weeks of age.
All pets above six (6) months of age who are not on a current heartworm prevention program must be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with this medication.
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, clients should be advised to contact a physician immediately.
Giving tablets to dogs can be frustrating however Interceptor Spectrum comes in a tasty chew made with real chicken that 94% of dogs will eat straight from the hand1.
Regular dosing with Interceptor Spectrum protects against heartworm and intestinal worms, including roundworm, hookworm, whipworm plus tapeworm. It can be given to dogs as young as 2 weeks of age.
Important Safety Information
Interceptor™ Spectrum Tasty Chews can be safely used in puppies from 2 weeks of age, breeding males and females, pregnant and lactating females, and in Collies sensitive to ivermectin.
If an animal with adult heartworm infection (and therefore circulating microfilariae) is given Interceptor™ Spectrum Tasty Chews, a transient shock-like reaction can occur. To avoid this, dogs should be tested for adult heartworm and treated if necessary, before starting Interceptor™ Spectrum Tasty Chews.
Studies have confirmed safety at up to 10 times the recommended dose.
Interceptor™ Spectrum Tasty Chews active ingredients are milbemycin oxime and praziquantel.
Milbemycin oxime interferes with nerve transmission in invertebrates, which helps protect against heartworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm (minimum dose rate: 0.5mg/kg).
Praziquantel causes muscle spasm in tapeworm, which are then attacked by enzymes and disintegrate (minimum dose rate: 5mg/kg). It is effective against both flea and hydatid tapeworm.
Directions For Use
Interceptor™ Spectrum can be added to a small meal or placed directly in the mouth, similar to tablet dosing.
Dosage should be once a month, ideally on the same date.
If a dose is overdue by <15 days, treat immediately and resume monthly dosing.
If a dose is missed by 15-30 days, heartworm prevention can be maintained if treated immediately and monthly dosing resumes for at least the next 2 months.
If a dose is missed by >60 days, a veterinarian must be consulted in case the animal has contracted heartworm. Dosing may be recommenced, and a blood test for adult heartworm must be performed after 6 months.