I have always used Heartguard Plus, but am thinking about changing to Interceptor. The reason why I am looking to switch, is because I just found out during my pups one year checkup that she has whipworm. Heartguard Plus is only for Heartworm, Roundworm, and Hookworm....not whipworm. Interceptor says it treats for all four types.
My concern is that I had no idea my pup had whipworm....and had she not been in for 1yr checkup...I still would not know. I do not take my dog in for a stool sample on a monthly basis...and vet said that is how whipworm is diagnosed...rarely seen in dogs stools.
So I have three options. 1. Stay on Heartguard Plus and find a monthly medicine for whipworm. 2. Start using Interceptor that treats for all four types of worms. 3. take dog to vet every month for stool sample (I would rather skip #3)
Would like to know if you use Interceptor and how you like it.....or if you use Heartguard Plus...what do you use to treat whipworm and how often do you treat.
Thanks for your input/help!
Once tested negative for heartworm and wormed for everything, our foster GSPs are placed on Interceptor for the reason you state - whipworms are hard to find in a fecal test. However not all vets carry Interceptor nor does Interceptor correct a whipworm infestation, so the dogs need to be cleared of internal parasites first.