[New Product] Interceptor Plus stops deadly worms
Heartworm and other types of dog worms pose a serious threat to your dog’s health. Without consistent protection, it is nearly impossible to prevent these parasites from infecting your pet. Some of these dog worms can be fatal if left untreated while others may cause malnutrition and other health problems. Preventing, treating and controlling multiple types of dog worms at once is now as easy as one monthly flavorful chew!
How dog worms infect and affect your pet
- Heartworm disease starts with a single bite from an infected mosquito. Heartworms are an especially dangerous type of worm and extremely costly to get rid of once a pet becomes infected. Heartworm symptoms include coughing, breathing problems, and weakness. Left untreated, heartworm disease causes significant compromise of heart and lung function which can result in death.
- Tapeworms are transmitted by fleas. Often when self-grooming or chewing itchy flea bites, dogs swallow fleas. Once in your dog’s digestive tract, tapeworm larvae are passed from the ingested flea to your dog. Tapeworms deplete your dog’s nutrients, causing weight loss and malnourishment in extreme cases.
- Roundworms are often passed from mother dog to puppy or picked up by ingestion of eggs in feces or small animals that carry the infection. Dogs infected with roundworms may experience abdominal pain and swelling, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, dull coat, and weight loss.
- Hookworms are also passed from mother to puppy, as well as picked up in the environment. Hookworm infection may cause malnutrition, weakness or even death in puppies.
- Whipworms are picked up from self-grooming or exposure to contaminated soil. They feed off the blood of their hosts, which in extreme cases may result in watery or bloody diarrhea and weight loss.
The high cost of heartworm treatment
Of the above, heartworm is the most costly and difficult type of worm infection to treat. Heartworm medicine for dogs is administered by veterinarians over a course of several treatments following a battery of tests to determine the extent of the infection. Heartworm medication is arsenic-based and can take a toll on your pet’s overall health. Heartworm treatment usually requires a month of rest following the final injection. From initial workup through the follow-up testing after treatment, you could incur costs totaling $1,000 or more. Avoid this traumatic and costly treatment by consistently protecting your dog against heartworm infection.
Interceptor Plus for comprehensive protection
Now you can prevent heartworm in dogs, as well as treat and control roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms all at once. Interceptor Plus is an innovative monthly heartworm preventative developed to simplify protection against the most common types of dog worms all in a single chicken flavored chew.
Interceptor Plus contains two main active ingredients; milbemycin oxime and praziquantel. Milbemycin oxime prevents heartworm infection caused by Dirofilaria immitis, transmitted to pets through mosquito bites. Praziquantel is a broad-spectrum de-wormer used to treat and control tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms.
The combination of these powerful ingredients offers protection against all of these dangerous parasites in a single once-a-month dose. This helps improve compliance since you won’t have to worry about buying multiple products that need to be administered at different times.
Interceptor Plus is also ideal for dogs with sensitivities or allergies to beef. The enticing chicken flavor makes Interceptor Plus easy to give your dog, as opposed to an unappealing tablet. This effective heartworm preventative requires a prescription, so ask your vet if Interceptor Plus is right for your dog.