Interceptor

  • Uses for Interceptor

    • The primary use of Interceptor Rx in dogs and cats is to prevent a heartworm infestation
    • It is important for pet owners to have pets tested for heartworm before administering this medication to avoid problems that can occur
    • In addition to using this medication as a preventive measure, your veterinarian may also prescribe it if your pet has problems with various types of worms, including hookworm, roundworm and whip worm


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  • Conditions Treated

    • Prevents heartworm disease
    • In Dogs: controls hookworms, removes and controls roundworms and whipworms
    • In Cats: removes roundworms and hookworms
    • For dogs 4 weeks of age and weighing over 2 lbs, or cats 6 weeks of age and weighing over 1.5 lbs

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  • Dosing

    • The prescribed dosage will be based upon the size of your dog
    • This medication comes in several different strengths
    • Getting your dog weighed at the veterinarian will help you choose the right one
    • Interceptor is available for dogs 4 weeks of age and weighing over 2 lbs, or cats 6 weeks of age and weighing over 1.5 lbs

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  • Administration

    • Give Interceptor exactly as directed by the veterinarian
    • Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy
    • Give Interceptor Flavor Tabs once a month on the same day of each month year round
    • Watch pet closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been swallowed. If it is not completely swallowed, give one more full recommended dose as soon as possible


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  • Side Effects

    • Any time you give your pet medication, there is a chance of side effects
    • Some of the possible side effects include loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, lethargy and excessive saliva
    • These side effects are rare, however, so if your pet experiences any of these problems after taking Interceptor Rx, it is important to take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible


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