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Old 02-22-2012, 11:05 AM
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Interceptor Off the Market??

When calling the vet's office this morning to refill my dogs Interceptor prescription, I was told that they are closed and it is taken off the market. What do you use for heartworm prevention? Is Heartguard ok?? Thanks so much.
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That is so weird bc my vet just told me they stockpiled it and have plenty???? Is something wrong with it?
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See the Novartis thread.
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I would be interested in this as well as I have a years worth of it already but I dont want to keep giving it if something is wrong with it...?
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I did a quick search and it mentioned production issues. I will check some more when I get time. Is Heartgard a good replacement?
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Last word (unverified) I had was the plant will be closed until late this year or early next year. If your vet has a supply of any Novartis product you use for your dogs--stock up now.
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I did a quick search and it mentioned production issues. I will check some more when I get time. Is Heartgard a good replacement?
Yes, heartgard is a good and safe heartworm preventive.
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I was wondering about this too. I managed to find a 6 month supply plus the 3 I have left, but I'm worried I might run out before they resume production. Does Heartgard protect against the same things as Interceptor? Are there other alternatives that are better, or is Heartgard the best?
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They closed the plant here as well that made the medication for heartworm treatment. It's now only made overseas and the vets have to order it from there. That's why I have to wait before starting Katie on her heartworm treatment. Perhaps the vets will be getting their intercepter from overseas as well. My vet has stopped selling it though. He is now having me give the straight stuff from the feed store in conjunction with worming medication. He started this last summer.
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I was wondering about this too. I managed to find a 6 month supply plus the 3 I have left, but I'm worried I might run out before they resume production. Does Heartgard protect against the same things as Interceptor? Are there other alternatives that are better, or is Heartgard the best?
Heartgard is the most palatable, but Interceptor is labeled for one more intestinal parasite than HG (whipworms). BUT the maker of HG will pay for treatment if your dog comes down with whips while taking HG. I guess it depends on your area if this is a big deal or not. Where I live, we don't see a lot of whipworm (and we do A LOT of fecals at my clinic). Down south, it may be a bigger deal.
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