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Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewables are monthly chews for the prevention and treatment of heartworm and gastrointestinal worms in medium-sized dogs weighing between 11-22 kg. It is highly palatable and tasty, making them easy to administer to dogs.
Interceptor works by using two active ingredients: milbemycin oxime and praziquantel. Milbemycin oxime works to kill and prevent heartworm disease by targeting the parasites in their juvenile stage and preventing them from maturing into adults and causing damage to the heart and lungs.
Praziquantel works to kill tapeworms by breaking down their protective outer layer and allowing the dog's immune system to attack and destroy them. Together, these two ingredients provide comprehensive protection against heartworms and multiple types of internal parasites.
Use and Dosage
Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog is a chewable tablet that should be given once a month to protect against heartworms and other internal parasites. The tablet can be given with a small meal or placed directly in the dog's mouth to be chewed. Make sure dog finishes the given dose to see the result.
The dosage of Interceptor Spectrum Green Chewable for Small Dog depends on the weight of your dog and should be determined by your veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian for specific instructions on how to use Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog for Small Dog for your dog.
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian or on the product packaging. Additionally, it should be stored in a cool, dry place and kept out of the reach of children and pets. Typically, the chews are given once a month to dogs weighing between 11-22 kg to protect against heartworm and other internal parasites.
Common Side Effects of Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog (Milbemycin Oxime/Praziquantel):
- Dizziness or loss of coordination
- Excessive drooling
- Itching or skin irritation
- Loss of appetite
- Tremors or shaking
Forms and Strength
Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog (Milbemycin Oxime/Praziquantel) is available in the following forms and strength:
Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog: Chewable Tablet
- Consult with a veterinarian before administering Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewables to your dog.
- It should not be given to dogs who are less than 6 weeks old or those who weigh less than 2 pounds.
- Certain breeds or dogs with specific medical conditions may require additional monitoring or special considerations when taking the medication.
- If your dog has a history of sensitivity or allergic reactions to milbemycin oxime or praziquantel, you should avoid using the tablet.
- Like any medication, there is a small risk of side effects when using Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewables. These can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and anorexia. If you notice any unusual symptoms in your dog, you should contact your veterinarian.
- If your dog is pregnant or nursing, you should consult your veterinarian before administering the tablet.
- Give the correct dosage according to your dog's weight. Overdosing can cause serious side effects, including seizures and coma.
- In rare cases, milbemycin oxime or praziquantel can cause an adverse reaction that affects the central nervous system and leads to ataxia, seizures, and tremors. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
- You should not use Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewables with other medications without first consulting your veterinarian, as certain drug interactions can occur.
- Store the medication in a cool, dry place and keep it out of the reach of children and pets. The chews should also be kept in their original packaging until it is time to use them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I break Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable into pieces for smaller dogs?
Do not break the chewable tablets into pieces, as the dosage needs to be accurate based on your dog's weight. There are other size and dosage options available, so consult with your veterinarian for appropriate dosing.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable?
Yes, Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable requires a prescription from a veterinarian.
How long is Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable effective?
Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable provides protection for 30 days against heartworm and gastrointestinal worms. It should be administered once a month, year-round, for full protection.
It's important to purchase Interceptor Spectrum Yellow Chewable for Medium Dog from verified Canadian pharmacy.