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Old 09-25-2012, 09:47 PM
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Question What comes after Interceptor? :(

Hi Everyone! It's been awhile since I've been on, but am hoping for some advice...

Since Interceptor is gone, what are you using for heartworm preventative for your pups UNDER 5 pounds?

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I'd also like to know the other options as we use Interceptor too!
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I took Bella to the vet's on the 18th, I spoke to my vet about the new options.
He showed me a new tablet, called Triflex or something similar(sorry my memory
is horrible). I can call him and ask. ....ok I just called! I was wrong, lol, it's called
Trifexis. It costs more than Advantage Multi. It's similar to Sentinel(which is
made by same folks as Interceptor and is no longer available).



"Trifexis is a once-monthly tablet that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease
and treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections."



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Old 09-25-2012, 10:18 PM
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My vet carries Interceptor and has been getting it back in for a long time now.... In fact, all vets in my area have been getting it in for a while now.

I use it but I'm thinking about switching because I personally don't like using things that protect against a bunch of other crap.
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Marie, you are not concerned about internal parasites?
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Nah, Onyx is an indoor dog and due to the law, she's never outside without a leash so she never really has any chance to ingest anything that may have worm eggs. Plus she's not a poop eater.

If she does so happen to get any parasites, I'd much rather have a fecal test done every so often and treat when she has them. I don't like to treat for something my dog doesn't have just for "in case" It's like me taking antibiotics monthly just incase I ever get an infection. That's just the way I feel about it

I personally believe a healthy dog can handle and rid themselves of parasites. In the five years I've had Onyx, she has never once came up parasite positive so I just don't think it necessary.

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Yes, Trifexis is great, but not for dogs under 5 pounds. It is a combo of the interceptor and comfortis (flea preventative). That is what I would use if Ziggy wasn't 3 1/2 pounds. But he is my small boy and I need to decide (fast) what I am changing him to. We are due the end of the week---yikes! I was under the impression that Trifexis was coming out in a new smaller weight class, but was corrected today that that is not the case. So sad to bad

So....what are you all using

And has anyone used the Heartguard for an under 5 pound dog? Thanks!!

Oh, sorry....forgot to mention....also found out that there is no new supply for interceptor out yet. Any that a vet might have has been out before the plant shut down. And there is no confirmation yet (from the drug companies press release) that it will be available. The Sentinel is a bigger revenue for them so it might be available in 2013.

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If I remember right, I THINK Tracy uses Heartgard for Brody who is like 5lbs

Heartgard claims to be safe for 1-25lb dogs. I remember reading something on how much would be an overdose and it was a lot so it probably is fine. A Google search would probably give you the overdose amount of ivermectin (stuff in heartgard).
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