Your clients need to know that heartworms are just part of the story. Interceptor® (milbemycin oxime) also controls three other common parasites in dogs.
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Roundworms (Toxocara canis): national shelter prevalence is 12.5%.¹
Dogs can become infected in virtually every part of the U.S. Almost all puppies contract roundworm from their mothers.
Common clinical signs in dogs: diarrhea, vomiting, stunted growth, and a potbellied appearance.

Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum): national shelter prevalence is 29.8%.¹ A. caninum is the most commonly found species of hookworm in the U.S. Typical routes of infection include ingesting 3rd stage larvae, larval penetration of the skin, ingestion of hosts with infective larvae in their tissues or larvae passing in the mother's milk.
Common clinical signs in dogs: weight loss and diarrhea.

Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis): national shelter prevalence is 18.7%.¹
Infectious eggs can remain in the soil for up to 7 years. It is difficult to detect and eradicate whipworm.
Common clinical signs in dogs: large bowel diarrhea, dehydration, and loss of appetite.

Important Safety Information
Dogs and cats should be tested for existing heartworm infection prior to use. In a small percentage of treated dogs, digestive and neurologic side effects may occur. Safety in heartworm-positive cats has not been established. Safety in breeding, pregnant, and lactating queens and breeding toms has not been established. To see the product label with complete safety information click here.

  1. Blagburn BL., et al, Prevalence of internal parasites in shelter dogs based on centrifugal fecal flotation. In: Proceedings of the 2014 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2014.
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