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The active ingredients of heartworm medication are commonly ivermectin (Heartguard) or milbemycin oxime (Interceptor). Despite the fact the heartworm pill is given monthly to dogs, the heartworm drug stays in a dog’s system for about 24 hours, explains veterinarian Many dog owners may therefore wonder: “If heartworm medicine stays only in the dog’s body for 24 hours, how is it possible that it can protect the dog for an entire month?”
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Pooches- there should be no reason not to give the 4 heartworm free dogs Heargard. I would recommend speaking to your vet about what to use on the one that is HW+.
You may not feel they need to be retested but unfortunately due to laws to obtain the medication they need to be retested or given a PE. Some clinics require the test and some an exam and they usually have to be valid within the last year.
You can use Heartgard, Interceptor, Tri-Heart, or the advantage multi- but laws require an RX to obtain them. Interceptor for dogs is a prescription medication used to prevent a host of internal parasites
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Photo provided by FlickrI am two days late with my dog's monthly heartworm medication(Interceptor). She is a 12 year old basset-lab mix female. Is it OK to give it to her now, and ,if so,
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Interceptor is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. Interceptor is available as artificial beef (derived from pork and soy protein) flavored chewable tablets. The usual dose of Interceptor for dogs 2 to 10 pounds is 2.3mg (brown box), 11 to 25 pounds is 5.75mg (green box), 26 to 50 pounds is 11.5mg (yellow box) and 51 to 100 pounds is 23mg (white box) given once a month year round. The usual dose of Interceptor for cats 1.5 to 6 pounds is 5.75mg (green box), 6.1 to 12 pounds is 11.5mg (yellow box) and 12.1 to 25 lbs is 23mg (white box) given once a month year round.Interceptor heartworm pills provides protection from a variety of worms. The chewable, beef-flavored tablets are safe for puppies four weeks or older. Do not use the monthly medication in dogs or puppies weighing less than three pounds. While Interceptor is safe to use in dogs at risk for MDRI-allele mutation (Australian Shepherds, Collies, Shelties, etc.), unless tested normal, caution is advised if your pet is also being given amiodarone (Cordarone), azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, carvedilol (Coreg), cyclosporine (Atopica), diltiazem (Cardizem), erythromycin (Ery-Tabs) or clarithromycin (Biaxin), quinidine, spironolactone (Aldactone), tamoxifen, and verapamil (Calan). Do not give Interceptor to your pet if your pet is already taking an alternate heartworm medication.Both Heartgard and Interceptor are beef-flavored chewable medications. You give the dog the chewable tablet once a month. In termsof cost, both average about $5 per chewable.
INTERCEPTOR Flavor Tabs are palatable and most dogs will consume the tablet willingly when offered by the owner. As an alternative, the dual-purpose tablet may be offered in food or administered as other tablet medications. Watch the dog closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been consumed. If it is not entirely consumed, redose once with the full recommended dose as soon as possible. Interceptor is only administered in the form of chewable tablets; there is no other option unlike the previous two treatment methods. However, dogs don’t seem to mind the taste, so there are no problems in giving them their medicine. This is a good thing, because Interceptor is meant to be given daily.