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What is Activyl?

Activyl is a monthly spot-on flea treatment that works like no other flea product on the market. Activyl works by using a method called bioactivation, a method in which the active ingredient, indoxacarb is fully activated by using the flea's own enzymes. Activyl can be used for both dogs and cats, and kills not only adult fleas, but also flea eggs and larvae too; thereby, breaking the flea's lifecycle.

For dogs only, use Activyl Tick Plus to protect against ticks.
Find Activyl for Dogs and Cats at 1-800-PetMeds
For: Cats/Kittens and Dogs/Puppies (8 weeks or older)
 
Benefits:
New technology for flea control
Kills fleas, flea eggs and larvae
Breaks flea's lifecycle
Quick-drying and fragrance free
Waterproof even after bathing

How it works:
Activyl works to break the flea's lifecycle by killing not only adult fleas, but also flea eggs and larvae, which reduces the chances of your pet becoming reinfested. Activyl is spread through your pet's skin and coat. When a flea lands on your pet, it takes up the active ingredient of Activyl and causes the enzymes in the flea to change. Activyl then reaches its full active form and the flea becomes paralyzed and unable to feed. This process is called bioactivation — the newest technology in flea control. In addition, Activyl is waterproof, quick-drying, and fragrance free.

Cautions:
Do not use Activyl for dogs on cats, or allow your cat to lick or groom a dog treated with Activyl. Do not use on cats or kittens under 2 lbs, or dogs or puppies under 4 lbs, and no kittens or puppies under 8 weeks of age. Certain medications may interact with pesticides. If signs of sensitivity occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.


More Information:
Brand Name
Activyl
Generic Name
Indoxacarb

What is Activyl used for: Activyl is a monthly spot-on flea treatment that works like no other flea product on the market. Activyl works by a method called bioactivation. This method uses the flea's own enzymes to change Activyl into its fully active form. It kills not only adult fleas, but it also kills eggs and larvae too; thereby, breaking the flea's lifecycle.

Availability of Activyl: Activyl is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How Activyl should be used: Use Activyl for Dogs, on dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older. It is available as 0.51 ml applicators for dogs 4.1-14 lbs, 0.77 ml applicators for dogs 14.1-22 lbs, 1.54 ml applicators for dogs 22.1-44 lbs, 3.08 ml applicators for dogs 44.1-88 lbs and 4.62 ml applicators for dogs 88.1-132 lbs. It is also available for cats 2-9 lbs in 0.51 ml applicators and cats over 9 lbs in 1.03 ml applicators. It lasts for a full 30 days.

To apply Activyl for small dogs and cats: Hold the applicator in an upright position away from your face and snap the tip by bending it and folding it back on itself. Part the hair and place the applicator tip against the skin on the base of the skull. Applying Activyl at the base of the skull will help prevent your pet from licking the product. Squeeze the applicator firmly and apply the entire contents directly to the skin. Do not allow Activyl to run off and do not have contact with the treated area until it is completely dry. Reapply Activyl every 30 days.
For Larger Dogs: Start applying the contents between the shoulder blades working your way down to the tail while applying Activyl in 2-3 spots along the way. Make sure you thoroughly part the hair on each spot so the applicator touches the skin and not just the fur.

What are the side effects of Activyl: Individual sensitivities while rare, may occur after using any pesticide product. In cats, accidental ingestion may cause intermittent salivation, licking of the face, shaking of the head, and squinting.

What special precautions are there: Do not use on pregnant or lactating females. Do not use on puppies or kittens under 8 weeks of age. Use the entire contents on each cat or dog and do not split one tube between pets. Weigh your dog to ensure you are applying the right dose formulated for the weight of your dog. Consult your vet before using on debilitated, aged, or medicated dogs. Certain medications can interact with pesticides. If signs of sensitivity occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Causes eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet.

If swallowed: Call a physician or poison control center or a doctor for treatment advice. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and do not induce vomiting unless told to by poison control center. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If in eyes: Hold eyes open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, continue rinsing. Call a physician or poison control center or a doctor for treatment advice.

If on skin: Wash thoroughly with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

In the event of overdose: Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store Activyl: Do not remove tube from pack until ready to use. Store in a cool (below 77°F) dry place inaccessible to children and pets. Do not refrigerate and protect from direct sunlight.

Directions:

Hold the applicator in an upright position away from your face and snap the tip by bending it and folding it back on itself.
Part the hair and place the applicator tip against the skin on the base of the skull. Applying Activyl at the base of the skull will help prevent your pet from licking the product.
Squeeze the applicator firmly and apply the entire contents directly to the skin.
Do not allow Activyl to run off and do not have contact with the treated area until it is completely dry.
Reapply Activyl every 30 days.
For Larger Dogs: Start applying the contents between the shoulder blades working your way down to the tail while applying Activyl in 2-3 spots along the way. Make sure you thoroughly part the hair on each spot so the applicator touches the skin and not just the fur.
Tip: Wait until the application site is fully dry (usually 24 hours) before bathing your pet. Also, allow 24 hours before letting your dog go swimming or allowing your cat to get wet.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Puppies:
(over 8 weeks of age)
4.1-14 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.51 ml/0.02 fl oz)
14.1- 22 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.77 ml/0.03 fl oz)
22.1-44 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (1.54 ml/0.05 fl oz)
44.1-88 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (3.08 ml/0.1 fl oz)
88.1-132 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (4.62 ml/0.16 fl oz)
Cats & Kittens:
2-9 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.51 ml/0.02 fl oz)
Over 9 lbs Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (1.03 ml/0.03 fl oz)
Horses:
Storage: Should be stored at room temperature.
Activyl for Dogs Over 4.1-14 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 0.51 ml/0.02 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Dogs Over 14.1-22 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 0.77 ml/0.03 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Dogs Over 22.1-44 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 1.54 ml/0.05 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Dogs Over 44.1-88 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 3.08 ml/0.1 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Dogs Over 88.1-132 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 4.62 ml/0.16 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Cats 2-9 lbs:
Active Ingredients (per 0.51 ml/0.02 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%


Activyl for Cats Over 9 lbs:
Active Ingredients (per 1.03 ml/0.03 fl oz applicator) Amount
Indoxacarb: (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate 19.53%
Other Ingredients

80.47%

Activyl 4.3 5 21 21
I have a house full of animals and have been flea free for years. I faithfully used the over the counter once a month flea control and never had any issues until this year. Oh my word, we were invaded with fleas! I tried changing my monthly flea program, I gave everyone dips and shampoos to no avail. Finally I contacted my vet in desperation. They told me that the old favorite flea controls where no longer effective and that because we had a very mild winter, the flea population was not killed off. They recommended the activyl and boy am I glad they did. Within 24 hours it seemed as if the fleas took off for parts unkown. What a relief. I highly recommend this product. 04/02/2014
Works when others don't The fleas around here have become immune to Frontline and Advantage. After searching for another product, I found Promeris. It worked great on my cats and they never had any bad reactions to it. But then it was discontinued!! Then I found Activyl, and it does work. Not as quickly as Promeris, nor does it last as long. It also smells bad and the smell lingers for a day or two. It's also pricey. But at least it kills our mutant superfleas. And my cats haven't had any bad reactions to it. I'm taking one star off for the negative aspects I listed above. So, 4 stars.. 03/26/2014
Bald spots I used it on my long hair black cat and now he has a giant bald spot. Not using it again. 03/18/2014
AWESOME STUFF! I have 2 dogs small and large with living in Florida the fleas have been horrible this year. I have tried almost every over the counter and Rx available with no relief. I was a little skeptical trying Activyl because my small dog has many skin problems, but it couldn't be worse than these fleas we have been dealing with. After not even 24 hours my dogs are flea free! I am super amazed at this stuff. NO skin reactions or problems of any kind. The cost is pricey, but to break it down at around $14 a month is well worth it! 03/09/2014
Do not use it on small dog!! I used it on my two Shih Tzu dogs and they both got very bad skin reactions. It burned their skins and they become more itchy. I tried to spread water to wash it off from my male dog but he didn't like the water touched his body, his body must be burning when the water touched his body or something so he started crying and jumped on my lap, I stopped immediately. I bath my dogs every week and they have never had this kind of reactions to water before. In fact they love being bath. This is not a good flea medicine, please do not use it on your small dog. It was a mistake to switch from Frontline to Activyl. I am going back to Frontline. 03/06/2014
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Thank you for your question. Activyl is designed to kill flea, eggs and larvae. Activyl Tick Plus kills the fleas, eggs, larvae and ticks.
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Side effects?

This product works great. However I have noticed that my dog (beagle) looses her appetite when I use Actyvle. After it wears off her regains her normal eat everything in sight. Is this a know side effect?
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Thank you for your question. This is not a known side effect so we suggest consulting with your vet in regards to this issue your furry pal is having.
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Children and Cats

The veterinarian explained to me this product is an alright product to have around children after 24 hours (after it dries). The vet recommended this product over a collar because it is the best on the market. Are both these statements true? The other part that scares me is my cat. I have a cat who will not groom my dog, but how soon after I apply the medicine may I pet my cat? What precautions should I take to assure she does not get any on her?
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Tahnk you for your question. Your vet is correct in the statements that they have told you. We suggest petting your cat after 24 hours to ensure the product has dried fully. You have to place the medication directly onto the skin, not on the fur.
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