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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I stopped by the vet today to get prices on their shots, fecal exam, urinalysis, heart worm test, and the price for heartgard. My new vet since I changed vets after Smokey previously got really sick. Smokey has been to the new vet once and they were really nice. Chief has only been to the vet once and that was for his rabies shot when I first got him. I will be taking him in Feb to get everything done and well apparently the new vet I have doesn't sell heartgard anymore they have Interceptor I believe was the name. I want to know what the difference between the two are. I have only used heartgard never thought of using another one. She also mentioned Trifexis which also prevents fleas I guess. I am not sure which one to get.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thought Interceptor was discontinued?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Was it?? I have no idea I swear that's the one the lady said they had there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah last I heard Interceptor was discontinued. Maybe they brought it back and I missed it? I personally use heartguard but have been considering the switch the Trifexis when we get back on the east coast. I know those who did/do use interceptor were pleased with it but I've always used heartguard and tend to stick with what I know.
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I use Trifexis
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's discontinued? As in never coming back? I thought it was just a long temporary thing going on with it, but eventually start getting produced again.
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I hope it's coming back. I LOVED interceptor. My current pup is from a shelter down south and came to me with immature heartworms and Demodex. He is on Ivomec, which should have wiped out the immature heartworms. The Demodex looks pretty good. I'm supposed to continue the Ivomec for two more weeks, stop for a month and then test for adult heartworms - which hopefully there won't be any.

Sorry long story....I asked when I would start my pup on heartworm preventative and my vet responded, "We currently, only have Heartguard." NOOOOO!
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This is from their website and it looks like production is hopefully starting soon again.

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This is from their website and it looks like production is hopefully starting soon again.

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okay so not discontinued for good, just suspended. Good to know!
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I have enough Interceptor to last until May. Hoping production resumes soon. Don't want to switch to another medicine. Joey tolerates it very well, and tests negative for heartworm.
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