Heartgard Plus vs. Interceptor Plus

Comparison between Heartgard Plus and Interceptor Plus

You should always compare two products to see their differences, although they seem very similar. It will help you to choose the best for your dog.

Heartgard Plus and Interceptor Plus are fast-acting that will protect against roundworm, hookworm, and heartworm. These are monthly chewables. Interceptor Plus also prevents tapeworms and whipworms.

These have different ingredients that will help you choose the best for your pet. For example, Heartgard Plus has active ingredients: Ivermectin, Pamoate, and Pyrantel, while Interceptor plus has Praziquantel and Milbemycin Oxime.

Heartgard Plus is safe to use on puppies and dogs at the age of six weeks, there is no minimum weight required and it is also safe to use lactating and pregnant dogs.

Interceptor Plus is safe to use on puppies and dogs at the age of six weeks old and has a minimum body weight of 2 lbs (0.9 kg). It is not safe for pregnant, breeding, and lactating dogs.

If the pet gets heartworm, it can be tough to treat, so prevention is better than cure. Here is our comparison of the leading brand of heartworm preventatives.

Heartgard Plus For Dogs
Interceptor Plus For Dogs
Prevents Heartworm
Prevents Roundworms
Prevents Hookworms
Prevents Whipworms
Prevents Tapeworms
Other Parasites
Safe for Pregnant or Nursing Pets
When does it starts working
Begins working Immediately
Begins working Immediately
Beef-flavored chewable
Beef-flavored chewable
Active Ingredient(s)
Ivermectin, Pamoate, Pyrantel

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