|Prevents Heartworm Disease|
|Fleas||Yes, Adult and Flea Eggs|
|Other Parasites||Sarcoptic mange, ear mites, & American dog tick|
|Safe for Breeding, Pregnant or Nursing Pets||Consult your veterinarian about the use in breeding females. The safe use in male dogs intended for breeding has not yet been evaluated.|
|Age/Weight Requirements||6 weeks of age or older, and no weight requirement||8 weeks of age and older and weighing at least 5 lbs|
|Rx Prescription Required(Details)|
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(Michael Dym, VMD)
|This versatile topical product has the widest range of protection of both internal and external parasites. In both cats and dogs, all 3 stages of the flea life cycle are effectively controlled,in addition to ear mites. For dogs, there is also the wonderful treatment benefit of killing hidden scabies mites on the skin, which are so difficult for veterinarians to find on routine skin scrapings at our offices. In fact, when either I or veterinary dermatologists are presented with a very itchy dog, in addition to our allergy workups, we will often treat with this topical every few weeks to treat and rule out any hidden scabies mites contributing to the pet's itching. . It is amazing how many dogs will respond to this treatment, leading me to believe that scabies mites are involved with alot more itching problems in dogs than I first learned about in vet school.. With the increased recognition and understanding of feline heartworm disease, this is often the first heartworm preventative that I will reach for in cats, especially given all of the other beneifts above. While it is often effective for canine heartworm prevention as well, I have heard of rare lapses in protection, so I usually combine this topical in dogs with one of the oral heartworm prevention medications like heartguard or interceptor. The only disadvantage I have seen is the rare reaction on cats of mild digestive upset and temporary hair loss at the site of application. It also has the wonderful benefits of being water proof in only 2 hours after application, and in being approved for use in puppies as young as 6 weeks of age.||Currently under review|
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