Interceptor vs Heartgard Plus

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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