Each Interceptor tablet will last 1 dog for 1 month. If you purchase a 6 pack, that will last 1 dog for 6 months. (top)
How long after using Interceptor can I wash or bathe my dog?
As Interceptor comes in the form of a tablet, you can wash, bathe or let your dog swim right away. (top)
How often can I use Interceptor on my dog?
You only need to use Interceptor Spectrum on your dog once a month. You should not use Interceptor any more frequently then once a fortnight. (top)
What does Interceptor treat?
Interceptor prevents heartworm infection. Controls roundworm, whipworm, hookworm and tapeworm. One Sentinel tablet will treat all of these worms for one month. (top)
How long does Interceptor treat for intestinal worms in my dog?
Interceptor will control intestinal worms for 1 month. The intestinal worms it covers are roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm. (top)
How long does Interceptor treat for heartworm?
Interceptor will prevent heartworm infection for 1 month. You should make sure you treat your dog every month for heartworm with Interceptor or another heartworm treatment. You should have your dog tested for heartworm infection before using Interceptor. (top)
Can I give Interceptor to a cat?
No, you cannot give Interceptor to a cat. If you give Interceptor to a cat contact your vet immediately. (top)
How do you give Interceptor to a dog?
1. Test your dog for heartworm: Before starting Interceptor Spectrum, you should have your veterinarian confirm, by a simple test, that your dog does not have heartworm. 2. Give Interceptor Spectrum with a full meal: Give your dog on Sentinel tablet a month with a full meal. Most dogs will take the tablet from your hand. If this is not the case, try hiding the chew in their food. Be certain that the entire dose is consumed; watch your dog for several minutes after dosing to ensure that this is the case. If the entire dose is not consumed, re-dose as soon as possible with the full dose. 3. Dose monthly: Interceptor Spectrum must be given every month, preferably on the same date each month, to ensure complete protection for your dog. (top)
How often should I use Interceptor?
You should be using Interceptor every month. If you are not using Interceptor every month, you must be using another heartworm treatment monthly. (top)
What do the different color Interceptor packets mean?
Each weight range has a different color packaging to make it easy to remember what type to buy next time if you don't remember your dogs exact weight. There are 4 different colors; Orange for dogs up to 9lbs (up to 4kgs), Green for dogs 9-23lbs (4-11kgs), Yellow for dogs 24-48lbs (11-22kgs) and White for dogs 49-99lbs (22-45kgs). (top)
What are some known Interceptor side effects?
Interceptor Spectrum provides a wide margin of safety in dogs when used according to level directions. Milbemycin oxime has been tested in over 75 different breeds of dogs, including pregnant females, breeding males and females, and puppies fro 2 weeks of age. Satisfactory margins of safety have been demonstrated for both milbemycin oxime and praziquantel when administered during all reproductive phases. Some mild, transient, shock-like reactions have occurred when treating heartworm positive dogs carrying a high number of microfilariae at the time of the first treatment with milbemycin oxime. The following adverse reactions have been reported in dogs after giving milbemycin oxime and lufenuron together in tablet form: vomiting, diarrhoea, depression/lethargy or pruritus. Sentinel Spectrum have been tested in puppies from 6 weeks of age. In safety studies with tested puppies from 6 weeks of age. In safety studies with Sentinel Spectrum, in some cases puppies showed reduced activity, ataxia, tremors and salivation. These signs were most commonly seen with overdosing and were mild, observed only within 24 hours of treatment, and resolved without medical intervention. Contact your veterinarian if any unusual signs develop following treatment with Interceptor Spectrum. (top)