Those who were following the Interceptor Heartworm med thread...
In light of the recent discussion about heartworm meds, I was pleased to see Hope's 6 month visit with her holistic vet pop up on my calendar for late last week.
I took my box of Heartgard and also an empty box of Interceptor, that I had saved, along on the visit. I asked her opinion (again, this is just the opinion of one doctor). I trust her because while she was a traditional Vet, her practice is now limited to Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Chiropractic. She sells no food, medications (well, she offers Chinese medicine tea pills), does not immunize nor does she test for heartworms.
She prefers that I switch them to Sentinel. Sentinel has the same heartworm med as Interceptor (Milbemycin Oxime) and she she prefers it to the Heartworm med in Heartgard. The flea med that is in Sentinel (Lufenuron) she described as mild and she was more comfortable with it as it has "been on the market for a long time". She was far more concerned that I was dosing "up to 25 pounds" with the Heartgard than she was my adding the flea med. Sentinel, like Interceptor comes in a 2-10 pound dose which is more reasonable for 3-4 pound dogs.
She went on to say that she has researched this extensively and chooses Sentinel for her dogs. They are bigger dogs, not Chis. She shows and trains them in agility.
Just wanted to follow up to our discussion on Tina's thread.