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Heartworm Preventative

Bayside Animal Medical Center carries three types of heartworm preventative that our doctors believe are the best protection for your pet.  Sentinel Flavor Tabs, Sentinel Spectrum, and Interceptor Plus provide broad protection to your pets and are both effective and safe.  Bayside provides not only manufacturer warranty for the product it sells, but also manufacturer rebates ranging from $7 to $25 for excellent value.

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Heartworm Preventative Comparison

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SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® is a soft, beef and bacon flavored chew that provides flea and heartworm prevention as well as protection against other important and common intestinal parasites: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.  SENTINEL SPECTRUM makes treating and controlling parasites easy and delicious. Simply give the tasty, beef and bacon chew to your dog along with a meal. Giving the product with a meal helps ensure full absorption of the medicine.  It can be given to dogs as young as 6 weeks and 2 lbs and is available in 4 sizes so you get a more precise dose for your dog’s weight.  Dogs should be tested for heartworm prior to use.

SENTINEL® FLAVOR TABS® are chewable tablets that protect dogs against fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.  It should be given by mouth along with a meal. Giving the product with a meal helps ensure full absorption of the medicine.  SENTINEL FLAVOR TABS can be given to dogs as young as 4 weeks and 2 lbs and is available in 4 sizes so you get the right dose for your dog’s weight.  Dogs should be tested for heartworm prior to use.

INTERCEPTOR® PLUS is a chewable tablet flavored with real chicken that prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm infections.  It can be given to dogs 2 pounds of body weight or greater and 6 weeks of age and older.  You can offer to your dog by hand or added to a small amount of dog food.  Prior to administration of Interceptor® Plus, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections.