Interceptor is a once-a-month tablet that prevents heartworm and hookworm, removes and controls adult roundworms and whipworm infections in puppies and dogs. The chewable flavor tab can be given directly to your dog, or it can be added to a portion of dog food. Before starting a heartworm medication routine, your dog should be tested for heartworm infection. Advance testing is essential because heartworm medications can actually do more harm than good if your dog already has heartworms. As with most pet medication, there are some possible side effects and overdoses can occur. Always visit with your veterinarian to determine which heartworm medication is right for your specific pet.
The variety of heartworm pill medication products out there today can sometimes make decision-making slightly confusing. The main differences are usually a matter of ingredients and/or pill form. It is important to select a medication that targets your pet's specific problems. Since each dog’s health condition and immune system vary, it is important to consult your veterinarian for a thorough examination of your pet before beginning a medication regimen of any type. There are also some dog breeds, such as collies, that do not do well with certain heartworm preventative products and other pet medications. This is another good reason to visit your veterinarian before deciding on a heartworm product.