Interceptor Spectrum is a monthly palatable meaty Chew for the prevention of heartworm and the treatment and prevention of roundworm, hookworm and whipworm and tapeworm in dogs.
Actions Milbemycin oxime prevents heartworm and controls gastrointestinal nematodes. It increases nematode membrane permeability to chloride ions via glutamate gated chloride ion channels, leading to flaccid paralysis and death of the parasite. Praziquantel controls tapeworms by modifying the permeability of their membranes to calcium, inducing damage to the membranes and resulting in the death of the parasite.
Indications Monthly treatment prevents
Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection,
Controls adult roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina),
Immature roundworm (Toxocara canis),
Adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis),
Adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum),
Adult tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia pisiformis and Dipylidium caninum)
And aids in the control of adult hookworm (Uncinaria stenocephala) infection in dogs