Interceptor Plus

Submitted by Veterinary Wellness Partners on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:43pm


The previous version of Interceptor was a good product, but was removed from production a few years ago due to a problem with the previous company's production facility.  Please know that at no time did any of their animal products have a problem, but the issue was actually with a human medication that they manufactured in a separate manufacturing site.  It was at that point in time that we began to recommend, and carry, Iverhart Max.  

So, you may be thinking: "What is the 'Plus' part all about?"  Essentially the Plus indicates and additional parasite and a new formulation.  The new formulation is into a little larger chewable tablet.  This benefits many pet owners, as Interceptor Plus is more of a treat to their dog than many of the other heartworm medications that come in a tablet form.  They have also added an ingredient to target tapeworms.

Interceptor Plus is often marketed as a heartworm pill, but it  does much more.  In addition to preventing heartworm infections, it also prevents many intestinal parasites.  These include: Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms.  Though Interceptor Plus is not an all in one medication, it is the most extensive medication for internal parasites.  

We still highly recommend some form of flea and tick prevention in addition to the monthly heartworm prevention. Products that treat fleas and ticks include Bravecto, Vectra 3d, and several others.  There are also some medications that cross over from category to category, but none of those products target as many things as a combination of Interceptor Plus and Bravecto.  That combination is our current top recommendation for fleas, ticks, and internal parasites as of the publishing of this article.


Article written and published by Dr. Jeffrey R. Fink