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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 4.1 5 24 24
YES!!!!! Was infested with fleas about a year ago. Was desperate because none of the popular medications were working. Found Activyl by accident. After the first use (3 days later) all of our fleas were gone. It has been a miracle. WE have been flea free ever since. I have 2 small dogs, 1 large dog, and a cat. All use Activyl. The fleas were so bad that the large dog had lost all his hair. Now he is back to normal. I am even over a month without application in summer with no problems. (Not that I recommend it. Self testing.) I do not find it stays greasy as long as previous comments and I have a short hair as well. Smell goes away too. I found that itching did occur with first few application but not severe and went away with time. Also, it helps to distribute medication on various locations if this seems to be a problem. Will continue to use as long as it continues to work this darn good. 08/02/2014
Works well for fleas but smells and is greasy We switched to activyl because our vet said Frontline was not working as well although we had no fleas on our two dogs on Frontline. We did switch though and have had no flea issues with activyl either. Our only issues with it are the smell which does last a few days and it leaves greasy spots on the fur where we applied it to the skin nod that does not go away until you wash that area several times. At first we thought we may not be parting the hair good enough and getting it on the skin so the next month we tried to apply it more carefully, but still got the same greasy spot. I do recommend it for the affectiveness on flea prevention, but because of the smell and greasy spot it leaves I did not give it a higher rating. 07/27/2014
DId not work! Our rat terrier had a bad case of fleas almost as soon as summer started and she has been on Frontline in the past, which always seemed to work great. However, the vet's office reccommended Activyl because they said it was cheaper and worked better. They were wrong!! We gave our dog a bath and got rid of most of the fleas on her, then used the Activyl. The next day, she was crawling with fleas, but I thought maybe it just needed more time to work. Now, It has been over a week and the poor dog is still covered with fleas and they are jumping off all over the place!! I am very disappointed and surprised by all the good reviews. Wondering why this did not work on our dog. I'm going to ask for a refund of the other months supply that I bought and get Frontline again. 07/03/2014
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
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If I apply Activyl for flea protection for my cat, what do I use for tick protection?
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Thank you for your question. If you need tick protection, we suggest using Frontline Plus which covers fleas and ticks. Unfortunately, we do not have a tick collar solely for cats.
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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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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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