We compare the difference between Sentinel vs Interceptor.
Both Sentinel Spectrum and Interceptor Spectrum are made made Novartis Animal Health. They have similar looking packaging and names, which can make it a bit difficult distinguishing between the products.
Sentinel Spectrum treats for fleas long-term, controls flea allergy dermatitis, prevents heartworm infection and controls roundworm, whipworm, hookworm & tapeworm. Interceptor Spectrum prevents heartworm infection and controls roundworm, whipworm, hookworm & tapeworm. As you see Interceptor does not treat fleas of any sort, where as Sentinel does. We must note that Sentinel will not kill adult fleas, however it will control flea infestations.
Sentinel Spectrum contains lufenuron, milbemycin oxime & praziquantel to treat for worms. Interceptor Spectrum cotains milbemycin oxime & praziquantel. Ingredients Treat:
Interceptor can be given to puppies from 2 weeks of age. Sentinel can be given to puppies from 6 weeks of age.
Both of these products are chewable tablets that can be given with food or on there own. Both Heartgard and Interceptor should be given to your dog on a monthly basis. Please note: dog should be tested for heartworm before using either of these products.
Interceptor Spectrum and Sentinel Spectrum are both color coded the same to match the weight ranges and dosage amounts. The sizes, color and ingredients are as follows:
|Interceptor||2-10lbs (up to 4kgs)||Orange||None||2.3 mg||22.8 mg|
|Sentinel||2-10lbs (up to 4kgs)||Orange||46 mg||2.3 mg||22.8 mg|
|Interceptor||11-25lbs (4-11kgs)||Green||None||5.75 mg||57 mg|
|Sentinel||11-25lbs (4-11kgs)||Green||115 mg||5.75 mg||57 mg|
|Interceptor||26-50lbs (11-22kgs)||Yellow||None||11.5 mg||114 mg|
|Sentinel||26-50lbs (11-22kgs)||Yellow||230 mg||11.5 mg||114 mg|
|Interceptor||51-100lbs (22-45kgs)||White/Blue||None||23 mg||228 mg|
|Sentinel||51-100lbs (22-45kgs)||White/Blue||460 mg||23 mg||228 mg|
You can buy Sentinel & Interceptor in a single dose which will treat 1 dog for 1 month, 3 pack which will treat 1 dog for 3 months, 6 pack which will treat 1 dog for 6 months and 12 pack which will treat 1 dog for 12 months.
Sentinel Spectrum is going to cost you more as it has the flea component in it. If you are already using a flea control, then either of these products can be used in conjunction to it.
Sentinel is the better product as it does treat fleas long term. However it does not treat for adult fleas. If you are using a flea treatment, you will just need to use Interceptor Spectrum to fully cover your dog.
Compare Sentinel vs Interceptor below in this detailed chart with what each product does
Sentinel Spectrum for Dogs
Interceptor Spectrum for Dogs
|Flea Allergy Dermatitis||Yes||No|
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