Heartgard Plus Chewables - Interceptor - Selarid (Selamectin)
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Heartgard Plus Chewables
Selarid (Selamectin)
Prevents Heartworm Disease checkmark checkmark checkmark
Roundworms X mark checkmark X mark
Hookworms checkmark checkmark X mark
Whipworms X mark checkmark X mark
Tapeworms X mark X mark X mark
Fleas X mark X mark Yes, Adult and Flea Eggs
Other Parasites X mark X mark Roundworms and hookworms in cats only. Sarcoptic mange, ear mites & American dog tick in dogs only
Safe for Breeding, Pregnant or Nursing Pets Has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level in dogs, including pregnant or breeding bitches, stud dogs and puppies aged 6 or more weeks. Yes, at normal dose levels checkmark
Age/Weight Requirements 6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement 4 weeks of age and weighing over 2 lbs Kittens 8 weeks of age or older and puppies 6 weeks of age or older. No weight requirement
Rx Prescription Required checkmark checkmark checkmark
Dosage Monthly
Usage Heartgard Plus Chewables Usage Interceptor Usage Selarid (Selamectin) Usage
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Veterinarian Review (Michael Dym, VMD) In my experience and opinion, the main ingredient ivermectin in this once monthly heartworm preventative is the most effective preventative for canine heartworm. Under veterinary supervision, it can even be an alternative TREATMENT in treating active heartworm infections when used monthly in those dogs who are either too old for the expensive conventional immiticide drug treatment, or where risks of immiticide treatment outweigh the benefits. This should be discussed with your pets veterinarian. Pets can often clear heartworm infection after 12-24 months of consecutive use, again best done under veterinary guidance. With its other main ingredient, pyrantel, heartguard plus is the most effective preventative in controlling/treating/preventing roundworm and hookworm infection in dogs. Dogs also seem to prefer the taste of this beef flavored chewable tablet. The main disadvantage is of this product is in those situations where pets have tested positive for whipworms on stool checks. This preventative does NOT prevent or control whipworm infections, which can cause inflammation of the colon/diarrhea, and be difficult to control in affected dogs. Interceptor is a very trustworthy and reliable monthly heartworm preventative whose main ingredient milbemycin eliminates the tissue stage of heartworm larvae, as well as killing and controlling intestinal parasites such as adult hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. By using this preventative year round, animal guardians have an excellent weapon against most common internal parasites. Interceptor is easy to administer, and comes in a chewable tablet, although I have found taste a problem with occasional pets. I also love the fact that interceptor has only one main ingredient, which does seem to cut down on rare reactions in pets. The only major drawback to this product is the need to combine it with other products for more comprehensive flea, tick and external parasite control. Coming soon
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