Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Interceptor has been discontinued, Sentinel takes it's place

April 13, 2013
Novartis, so far, hasn’t posted an official statement about Interceptor on their website. However, the following is an excerpt from a letter that was sent to US veterinarians earlier this month.

“…Novartis Animal Health, US, Inc. is happy to announce that Sentinel Flavor Tabs are back and at a price that is sure to please everyone.

Effective today, all sizes of Sentinel Flavor Tabs are priced at nearly half of 2011 prices, and these new low prices are here to stay. Now, even more pet owners can afford to provide year-round heart worm, intestinal parasite and flea protection to their dogs.

We’re creating a new standard of care by offering broader spectrum protection than similarly priced heart worm medications and significant savings over comparable spectrum products. Therefore, we have discontinued production of Interceptor® (milbemycin oxime) Flavor Tabs® for the U.S. market.
Thank you for your patience and commitment to Novartis Animal Health, US, Inc. and the Sentinel Flavor Tabs brand. We apologize for the disruption we have caused you, your practice and your clients. We hope to earn back your trust. To that end, we have built significant inventories to support expected demand…”

So in short if you Interceptor online for sale, maybe skip the online purchase as last production for Interceptor was in 2011 and it only had a 3 year shelf life. Also Novartis never sold this product to any other distributor other than Vet Offices. So what you might be purchasing might be a black market type of product. Save your pet from the risk, just switch and say good-bye to Interceptor.

Update May 2013

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