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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.  Simparica TRIO 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

Simparica Trio is the first monthly chewable to protect your dog with three proven ingredients designed for defense. It protects dogs against heartworm disease, ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms. Chewable tablets are palatable liver flavor that can be taken with or without food.  Just 1 monthly Simparica Trio chewable provided 100% protection and is the only chewable proven to kill 5 types of ticks. Competitive chewable brands are only approved to kill 4. It prevents flea infestation by killing fleas before they can even lay eggs and starts killing within 4 hours to achieve 100% effectiveness in 8 hours. Simparica TRIO treats and controls roundworms and hookworms to protect your dog from intestinal parasites. It is demonstrated safe for puppies as young as 8 weeks old, weighing at least 2.8 lbs.

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.