Canine Parasites: A Greater Threat To Your Patients Than You Might Think

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4 out of 5 dog parks in the US tested positive for intestinal parasites1

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1 in 5 dogs in a US study tested positive for worms1

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50% of dog parks in the US tested positive for hookworm, whipworm or roundworm1

Studies show that Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms have been found in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario11-16

What’s Driving The Risk?

Diagnostic Challenges

  • icon 96 percent

    96% of D. caninum infections were missed using passive flotation2


  • icon 62 percent

    62% of T. vulpis infections were missed using passive flotation3


  • icon less than 24 percent

    Less than 24% of shelters/rescue organizations in the US require fecal testing/deworming pre-transfer4


  • icon 85 to 90 percent

    Heartworm surveys in Canada have consistently shown that 85%-90% of dogs diagnosed with heartworm were not on heartworm prevention in the year prior to testing10


  • 2019 study shows that zoonotic tapeworms (Echinococcus multilocularis) are more prevalent in Ontario than originally thought14


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More Dogs Are On The Move

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Shelter Shortages Require Relocation

More than 114,000 dogs transported into Colorado from 2013-2017 by rescue & shelter organizations5

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Natural Disasters Force Dog Transit

ASPCA transported > 40,000 dogs6

Dogs Are Socializing More

45% of US pet owners desire a dog park or trail when selecting a place to live7

Confront The Threat With Broad-Spectrum Protection: Interceptor Plus

FOLLOW CANADIAN PARASITOLOGY EXPERT PANEL (CPEP), COMPANION ANIMAL PARASITE COUNCIL (CAPC), AMERICAN HEARTWORM SOCIETY (AHS) GUIDELINES8-10

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Adopt

Prevention recommendations to address growing canine parasite threats

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Administer

Broad-Spectrum parasite protection

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Control

Canine parasites with possible zoonotic potential

According to CAPC research, client awareness of intestinal parasites is low. CAPC guidelines recommend administering year-round broad-spectrum parasite control with efficacy against heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas, and ticks.8

Interceptor® Plus Protects Against Five Types Of Common Parasitic Worms

Ready To Take On All Five?

Interceptor® Plus (milbemycin oxime/praziquantel) protects against 5 types of common parasitic worms in dogs, including heartworm disease. It’s a once-monthly, tasty chew flavoured with real chicken that is approved for dogs and puppies 6 weeks or older and 0.9 kg or greater.

How Interceptor Plus Protects

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  • Treats and controls Tapeworms infections (T. pisiformis, E. multilocularis, E. granulosus and D. caninum)

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    Treats and controls Whipworms (T. vulpis)

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    Treats and controls Hookworms (A. caninum)

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    Prevents Heartworm disease (D. immitis)

  • icon roundworm

    Treats and controls Roundworms (T. canis, T. leonina)

Indications

Interceptor Plus is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis; and for the treatment and control of adult roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), adult whipworm(Trichuris vulpis), and adult tapeworms (Taenia pisiformis, Echinococcus multilocularis, Echinococcus granulosus, and Dipylidium caninum) infections in dogs and puppies.

Important Safety Information (ISI)

The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the label, and use directions.

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