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    Novartis has voluntarily suspended the manufacturing of interceptor! What should I use for heartworm meds now? Anyone else using interceptor? What will you be going to? I don't like giving heartworm as it is, but since we have so many mosquitoes in mass, I guess I'd rather be safe than sorry. What does everyone recommend?

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    I use Trifexis, but my pup doesn't tolerate it very well. She doesn't feel well for about 36 hours after I give it. Next month I'm going to ask the vet what else is available. I would also be curious to hear what other people are giving with Interceptor unavailable.

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    My vet just called and said that they have a lab that is 'compounding Milbemycin' (which is the ingredient in interceptor) and can ship it to me or they recommend heartgard if I didn't want to go with that. I don't know what to do. Part of me says just stick with the milbemycin, but then I'm getting from some company that I don't know. Any thoughts?

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    I have enough Intercepter to last through August, then I will be in the same boat....kind of hoping the factory in Lincoln, Nebraska is back in business....lots of people are out of work there, i understand the shutdown there was because of problems with other pharmaceuticals coming from that plant....not Interceptor. Anyone else have anymore info? Or Use Heartgard?

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    Default Re: Interceptor Suspended?

    We use REVOLUTION its a topical, Flea/heartworm/tick etc all in one.

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    I use Revolution as well... never seen a flea or tick, and it also prevents heartworm.

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    @Saalwi My vet mentioned that they thought it would be back on the market around September. There wasn't alot of confidence in her voice when she said it though. I think I might call a compounding pharmacy a few streets over from my house and see if they can do it (I imagine only with my vets Rx though, so that's if my vet doesn't say 'oh we don't know them so we don't do business with them')

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    Default Re: Interceptor Suspended?

    We started on Interceptor and our vet switched us to Heartgard two months ago - and have never had a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventuresWithOliver View Post
    We started on Interceptor and our vet switched us to Heartgard two months ago - and have never had a problem.
    Thats good to know...because I think that is whats likely to happen with us... Thanks for sharing that....

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    my boys except for Remy are also on heartguard and have had no problems. Remy has to take Sentinel which has the flea/tick preventative in it, since he's allergic to any kind of topical flea stuff, I've tried with him.
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