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Old 11-28-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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I have 3 dogs that are 55-60 lbs. They are all on Interceptor and I have so far been ordering the 51-100lb dose. I'm about to reorder and was wondering if it would be ok to use the lower dose since their weights are so close to the end of the lower range? I was wondering how they figure where to cut off the doses? The lower dose is 26-50lbs. Thanks for any input!
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i wouldnt, the actual dose of active ingredient is supplied for the middle of the range so is the dosage if for 26-50lbs the initial dosage of active ingredient is designed to be perfect for the MID of that range, safe for the lower end and just enough to cover the upper, but still once you go over that upper range the effectiveness reduces drastically and quickly.

i dont have enough experience with inteceptor or its active ingredient (milbemycin oxime) as far as i can tell from what ive read the MINIMUM dosage is .23mg per 1lb.

so for a 55lb dog youd need a minimum of 12.65 mg. and 13.8mg for 60lbs
the dosage in the 26-50lbs box is only 11.5mg
it might not seem like much of a difference...butit can make a difference in effectivness.

http://interceptor.novartis.us/resou...label_info.pdf
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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i wouldnt, the actual dose of active ingredient is supplied for the middle of the range so is the dosage if for 26-50lbs the initial dosage of active ingredient is designed to be perfect for the MID of that range, safe for the lower end and just enough to cover the upper, but still once you go over that upper range the effectiveness reduces drastically and quickly.

i dont have enough experience with inteceptor or its active ingredient (milbemycin oxime) as far as i can tell from what ive read the MINIMUM dosage is .23mg per 1lb.

so for a 55lb dog youd need a minimum of 12.65 mg. and 13.8mg for 60lbs
the dosage in the 26-50lbs box is only 11.5mg
it might not seem like much of a difference...butit can make a difference in effectivness.

http://interceptor.novartis.us/resou...label_info.pdf
Thanks so much for the info! I'll keep buying the same dose I have been. You say you don't have much experience with interceptor, just wondering which one you use? You seem very knowledgable in all things dogs, so just wondering what your experience has been? Also, do you think the preventatives that also repel fleas/ticks work as well as doing a seperate flea/tick treatment?

Thanks again
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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ive never used a heartworm prevent that had flea/tick control i stick with seperate for both a a brnd go with a Bewers yeast supliment too

I use ivermectin based heartworm preventative (for example heart guard), its good stuff but some breeds are highly sensitive to it particularly collies and sheep dogs.
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