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Protecting Your Pet from Worms with Interceptor

By Roberta Wilson Subscribe to RSS | December 8th 2011 | Views:
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Parasites can cause various problems for your pet. Leaving a pet untreated for worms can have potentially life-threatening consequences for the animal. Any pet can encounter heartworms or intestinal parasites, and hookworms can even spread to people. Fortunately, Interceptor is capable of protecting cats and dogs from heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms.

Without a preventative medication like Interceptor, any pet can be infected with worms. Intestinal parasites can be accidentally ingested, and heartworms can be transmitted by a single mosquito. Even indoor pets may be exposed at some point. Once infected, your pet may exhibit symptoms like diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, bloating, lack of energy or difficulty breathing depending on the specific parasite. Heartworms can restrict the flow of blood to an animal’s heart and lungs, which may eventually lead to death.

This medication is administered in a beef-flavored, chewable tablet. The required dose is determined by the animal’s weight and a veterinarian’s prescription. Different doses of this medication are packaged separately to make it easy for pet-owners to purchase the correct amount. Your pet should be tested for heartworms before being given this preventative medication.

When giving one of these tablets to your dog, all you need to do is offer the medication as a treat or mix it into the pet’s food. The beef flavor has been added to make Interceptor taste good to your dog, so it should be relatively easy to administer it. Always give the proper dose as recommended by the manufacturer and a veterinarian.

While most cats will enjoy the flavor of the tablets, some preparation may be necessary to make it easy for the animal to eat, since cats are generally smaller than most dogs. If placing the medication in dry food, it may need to be broken into smaller pieces. If your cat prefers wet food, the tablet can be crushed and mixed into the meal. There are also treats that are designed to hold medications that can be fed to cats. As with dogs, it is important to give your cat the recommended dose.

Interceptor is a long-lasting medication that provides protection from worms for thirty days in every tablet. Your pet should be treated on the same day of every month to prevent missed or late doses. If you own more than one animal, treating them all on the same day will make it easier to remember. Failing to provide treatment on time can leave your pet susceptible to these parasites.

Using this medication allows you to protect your pet from several common yet dangerous parasites. When treated with Interceptor, a pet can ingest or be exposed to worms without any harmful effects. Worms that are ingested will never reach maturity. All you need to protect your pet is a single tablet every month.

Roberta Wilson - About Author:
A former pet shop manager and life-long dog lover, Robbie Wilson has extensive experience in helping people with their dogs, cats and other pets. Keeping pets healthy with pet medications like Interceptor are her favorite topics. For information on the latest pet treatments, she often turns to http://www.petcarerx.com.

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