What to ask your veterinarian

See what questions you should be asking your veterinarian during your visit to buy Interceptor® Plus (milbemycin oxime/praziquantel).

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To make the most of your veterinary visit, it’s important to ask the right questions.

What to discuss during your veterinary visit

Your veterinarian is your dog’s healthcare expert and they can make the best recommendation about medications for your dog. There are a few important things to discuss when evaluating your dog's heartworm disease and intestinal parasite protection needs.

  • How to switch from your current preventive worm medicine to Interceptor Plus
  • Testing for heartworm disease
  • Discussing the severity and possible sources of an intestinal worm infection
  • Taking stool samples and running tests
  • Your dog’s weight and age – Interceptor Plus is approved for dogs and puppies 6 weeks and older, and who weigh 2 pounds or more
  • Any allergies that your dog has
  • Any other medical conditions your dog has
  • Your dog’s lifestyle to determine which worms are of concern
  • The need for year-round parasite protection
  • How you administer oral medicine to your dog, and whether he/she usually takes oral medicine well
  • What to do if a dose is missed
  • How to store Interceptor Plus in your home
  • Are 12-pack for year round protection or autoship available
  • Any eligible rebates for Interceptor Plus

Suitability for your dog

Interceptor Plus combines two powerful ingredients that effectively protect your pup against 5 types of worms.

It’s approved for dogs that are 6 weeks or older and that weigh 2 pounds or more, and comes in a chewable that uses chicken flavoring. If you are unsure of suitability for your dog, just seek guidance from your veterinarian.

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Veterinary visit checklist

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Dosing and administration

Learn more about how to dose and administer Interceptor Plus according to your dog’s weight.

How it works

See how the two powerful active ingredients in Interceptor Plus combine to provide effective protection against worms.

Helpful resources

Take a look at our resources to help you effectively protect your dog against worms.


Interceptor Plus prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls adult roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, and tapeworm infections in dogs and puppies 6 weeks or older and 2 pounds or greater.

Important Safety Information

Treatment with fewer than 6 monthly doses after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention. Prior to administration of Interceptor Plus, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. The safety of Interceptor Plus has not been evaluated in dogs used for breeding or in lactating females. The following adverse reactions have been reported in dogs after administration of milbemycin oxime or praziquantel: vomiting, diarrhea, decreased activity, incoordination, weight loss, convulsions, weakness, and salivation. For complete safety information, please see Interceptor Plus product label or ask your veterinarian.

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