• Anyone know the difference between Interceptor vs Heartgard Plus? Last vet prescribed Interceptor. New vet sold me Heartgard Plus. My basenji will eat neither until I crush and hide in food. She's a 23 pound, 9-year old, spayed female. Lives indoors, plays outdoors. We walk dog trails and go the beach, where other dogs go. Victoria's allergy-prone and has vascullitis, a blood vessel disease. I want her protected from various worms, etc., but don't want to cause other health problems in the process. Thanks, Maxie (Leigh)


  • Interceptor was developed as an alternative to Heartgaurd for breeds like Collies and Shelties where Heartgaurd crosses the blood/brain barrier and causes neurologic problems.


  • @lvoss:

    Interceptor was developed as an alternative to Heartgaurd for breeds like Collies and Shelties where Heartgaurd crosses the blood/brain barrier and causes neurologic problems.

    Where do you learn all these things? You are my source for all kinds of great information!


  • @lvoss:

    Interceptor was developed as an alternative to Heartgaurd for breeds like Collies and Shelties where Heartgaurd crosses the blood/brain barrier and causes neurologic problems.

    Really glad to know this! My B mix has collie in her, and was on Heartguard when I adopted her. When I took her to my vet, he put her on Interceptor like my full B, and I'm glad now we made that change! 🙂


  • Is that penetration of the blood/brain barrier a problem for Basenjis taking Heartgaurd?


  • It is only in collies and shelties that I know of. My boy would get a very upset stomach on Heartguard so we switched to Interceptor which seems to agree with him better.


  • We have used Interceptor since we got Jaycee in March done very well.

    Rita Jean

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