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Product Info
What is Cheristin for Cats?

Cheristin for Cats is a topical flea control treatment developed just for cats. Cheristin is fast-acting and starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within 12 hours 98-100% of fleas are gone. Plus, it has an easy-to-use applicator and works for one full month. It is gentle on cats and can be used on kittens over eight weeks of age. It is available in a 3, 6, and 12 pack.

For:

Cats (8 weeks of age or older)

Benefits:
  • Starts killing fleas in 30 minutes
  • Kills 98-100% of fleas within 12 hours
  • Continues to kill fleas for a full month after application
  • Easy-to-use, non-greasy topical solution
  • Gentle on cats and kittens 8 weeks of age and older
How it Works:

Cheristin for Cats contains spinetoram, a mild insecticide that provides fast-acting flea protection just for cats. The topical treatment starts killing fleas in 30 minutes, and kills 98-100% of fleas within 12 hours. Plus, it continues to protect your cat and control flea infestation for a full month.

Cautions:

For use on cats and kittens only. For external use only. Do not use on kittens less than 8 weeks of age or weighing less than 1.8 lbs. Do not allow your cat to ingest this product. For cats weighing over 20lbs, using more than 1 single dose is not advised. As with any product, consult your veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals or animals known to be sensitive to pesticides.

Brand Name:

Cheristin for Cats

Manufacturer:

Elanco

Active Ingredient(s):

Spinetoram (11.2%)

What is this product used for:

Cheristin for Cats contains spinetoram, an insecticide that kills fleas on contact by targeting the fleas' nervous systems, resulting in paralysis and rapid death.

Availability:

Cheristin for Cats is a non-prescription product.

How this product should be used:

Remove one applicator tube from the blister package. Hold applicator tube in an upright position. Press cap down until it clicks (indicating the tube has been punctured). Hold upright and remove cap. Check to be sure there is an opening at the tip of tube. Part the hair on the neck at the base of the head until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube directly above the skin and squeeze the tube 2-4 times to expel the contents of the tube directly on the skin. Avoid getting the product in your pet's eyes or mouth. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for the cat to directly lick the product. (There may be a small residual remaining in the tube after a full dose is expelled.) Discard empty applicator tube in the trash.

What are the side effects:

Monitor your cat after application. Side effects may include signs of application site reactions such as application site hair loss, hair change (greasy, clumping or matting) of redness, inflammation and itching. Other side effects such as inactivity, vomiting and inappetence have also been reported. If these or any other side effects occur, consult your veterinarian, your cat's healthcare expert. For technical support, contact Elanco at 1-888-545-5973.

What special precautions are there:

For use on cats and kittens only. For external use only. Do not use on kittens less than eight (8) weeks of age. For cats weighing over 20lbs, using more than 1 single dose is not advised. As with any product, consult your veterinarian before using the product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals or animals known to be sensitive to pesticides.

If in eye:

Hold eye 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 swallowed:

Call a poison control center or a doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have the product label with you when you call poison control. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

How should I store this product:

Store in original package in a cool dry place.

How to Use

Cheristin For Cats Directions:

  • Remove one applicator tube from the blister package.
  • Hold applicator tube in an upright position.
  • Press cap down until it clicks (indicating the tube has been punctured). Hold upright and remove cap. Check to be sure there is an opening at the tip of tube.
  • Part the hair on the neck at the base of the head until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube directly above the skin and squeeze the tube 2-4 times to expel the contents of the tube directly on the skin. Avoid getting the product in your pet's eyes or mouth. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for the cat to directly lick the product. (There may be a small residual remaining in the tube after a full dose is expelled.)
  • Discard empty applicator tube in the trash.
Tip:

If you miss a dose, apply Cheristin for Cats and resume your regular monthly dosing schedule.

Cheristin For Cats Dosage for Cats/Kittens:(8 weeks of age or older)

Cats/Kittens:(8 weeks of age or older)
WeightDosage
All weightsApply contents of 1 applicator once a month.
Cheristin For Cats Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Cheristin For Cats Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store in original package in a cool dry place.

Ingredients

Cheristin for Cats Ingredients:

Cheristin for Cats
Active Ingredients:Amount:
Spinetoram (CAS# 187166-40-1 & 187166-15-0)11.2%
Other Ingredients88.8%
Customer Reviews

My vet said that this product can only be purchased through him because it requires a relationship and knowledge of the patient based on the manufacturer.  Also, is this item viewed as potentially hazardous to where it cannot be sent via the USPS?

Asked by: Puff
Hi there, thank you for your question, no, any pharmacy can sell this topical flea preventative. Just a heads up, this is an OTC (over the counter) topical flea preventative. (This does not require a prescription from a vet.) Also there are no issues mailing any flea preventatives by mail.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2018-01-02

May I order one tube to make sure it works? I had to throw 5 doses of Comfortis away because my cat couldn't keep it down. Can't afford that.

Asked by: Pam45
Unfortunately, Cheristin for Cats is only available in a 6-pack.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

Does this take care of eggs and larvae, or just fully developed fleas?

Asked by: Sarah
Cheristin for Cats is a topical flea control treatment developed just for cats. Cheristin is fast-acting and starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within 12 hours 98-100% of fleas are gone. However, it does not kill flea eggs and larvae.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

How soon after you have applied Frontline Gold can you apply the Cheristin? Frontline has done nothing to stop the flea population.

Asked by: becky
Wait 30 days after applying Frontline Gold before you apply Cheristin.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

Does this product control flea eggs and larvae as well as the adult fleas?

Asked by: becky
Cheristin for Cats is a topical flea control treatment developed just for cats. Cheristin is fast-acting and starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within 12 hours 98-100% of fleas are gone. Cheristin does not kill flea eggs and larvae.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

I need Cheristan for my cat but I can't afford to buy a 6 month supply, don't you have a smaller amount I can buy, she needs it badly.

Asked by: Della
I'm so sorry, we only dispense Cheristin in 6 packs..
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-03-06

How many does are in this package?

Asked by: Mel18
This Cheristin comes in a pack of 6 which means there are 6 available doses so it will last 6 months.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-07-30

CAN CHERISTIN BE USED ON PREGNANT/LACTATING FEMALES?

Asked by: SOSIE
Thank you for your questions. the manufacturer advises to consult your veterinarian before using the product on pregnant or nursing animals.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can you bathe your cat while using the Cheristin product? is it water proof?

Asked by: Keith
I was told after 2 or 3 days after the initial application of Cheristin, it is all right to bathe your beloved cat >^..^<
Answered by: Flealess in Florida
Date published: 2016-07-26

cheristin come in collar?

Asked by: Rosebud1765
Not that I have seen, only tube with application to the neck area
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2015-10-03

Number of applications

For some reason, I can't seem to find the number of applications, and whether it's dosed per poundage of the cat. Can you help me with that?
Asked by: meowzz
I tube at the scruff of the neck as with other flea meds. We have 3 cats 6 pounds, 9 pounds and 11 and they all get the same amount. No side effects except no fleas.
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2016-04-12

is there a weight limit

some flea meds. require the cat to weigh a certain amount
Asked by: cats
It is by age not weight. No Kittens under 6 weeks of age
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2017-01-27

Expiration date

Is their an expiration date that I need to be concerned about with this med? I plan to discontinue during my area's non-active flea season, and then resume next year in the spring. But if their is an expiration date, it would be better to purchase just before spring. Thanks
Asked by: Patti
It is actually better to keep your cats on all year round. Per our Vet. Though I live in an area that does not get snow or harsh weather. I would ask your vet to be sure
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2017-01-27

My 2 cats groom each other's neck areas so how lethal is this product once they ingest it -- which they will do?

They are not good candidates for the oral flea tablet so now what do we do?? Also, they now have tape? worms from the fleas, so what do you recommend?? Thank you..
Asked by: Bud & Patti
Thank you for your question. It is suggested to separate your cats whent he dosage is given and allow a few hours for the medication to be fully absorbed before they are allowed near one another as the medication cannot be ingested.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-08-14

can cheristin be used on a cat with enlarged heart and kidney disease.

Asked by: mizekman
Please consult with your vet prior to using this medication on your furry pal due to their medical condition.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-01-12

Is Cheristen more effective then Revolution?

Does christen require an Rx from a vet?
Asked by: Bill
no, Cheristin does not require a prescription. I just order from 1-800-Pet Meds.
Answered by: cat mama
Date published: 2015-09-27

Does this product kill eggs and larvae, or only the fleas?

Asked by: Mac's Mom
I started using this product when the fleas became immune to Advantage, which I had used for years. I tried several of the name brand products and nothing worked. My vet recommended Cheristin and it killed the fleas and eggs, etc. right away. There are no side effects with my cats.
Answered by: cat mama
Date published: 2016-04-11

Can this be used the same month as Pet Armor?

Asked by: Catlvr
Thank you for your question. Yes, but the doses need to be separated by three-four weeks.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-10-01

What about ticks?

Asked by: buford t bass
Thank you for your question. This product does not cover ticks. We do suggest using a tick collar.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-05-21

Is this the Cheristin for cats made in the USA?

Asked by: Charm
Thank you for your question. Yes, this is the Cheristin manufacturered in the USA.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-02-27
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Q&A

My vet said that this product can only be purchased through him because it requires a relationship and knowledge of the patient based on the manufacturer.  Also, is this item viewed as potentially hazardous to where it cannot be sent via the USPS?

Asked by: Puff
Hi there, thank you for your question, no, any pharmacy can sell this topical flea preventative. Just a heads up, this is an OTC (over the counter) topical flea preventative. (This does not require a prescription from a vet.) Also there are no issues mailing any flea preventatives by mail.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2018-01-02

May I order one tube to make sure it works? I had to throw 5 doses of Comfortis away because my cat couldn't keep it down. Can't afford that.

Asked by: Pam45
Unfortunately, Cheristin for Cats is only available in a 6-pack.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

Does this take care of eggs and larvae, or just fully developed fleas?

Asked by: Sarah
Cheristin for Cats is a topical flea control treatment developed just for cats. Cheristin is fast-acting and starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within 12 hours 98-100% of fleas are gone. However, it does not kill flea eggs and larvae.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

How soon after you have applied Frontline Gold can you apply the Cheristin? Frontline has done nothing to stop the flea population.

Asked by: becky
Wait 30 days after applying Frontline Gold before you apply Cheristin.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

Does this product control flea eggs and larvae as well as the adult fleas?

Asked by: becky
Cheristin for Cats is a topical flea control treatment developed just for cats. Cheristin is fast-acting and starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within 12 hours 98-100% of fleas are gone. Cheristin does not kill flea eggs and larvae.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-02

I need Cheristan for my cat but I can't afford to buy a 6 month supply, don't you have a smaller amount I can buy, she needs it badly.

Asked by: Della
I'm so sorry, we only dispense Cheristin in 6 packs..
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-03-06

How many does are in this package?

Asked by: Mel18
This Cheristin comes in a pack of 6 which means there are 6 available doses so it will last 6 months.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-07-30

CAN CHERISTIN BE USED ON PREGNANT/LACTATING FEMALES?

Asked by: SOSIE
Thank you for your questions. the manufacturer advises to consult your veterinarian before using the product on pregnant or nursing animals.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can you bathe your cat while using the Cheristin product? is it water proof?

Asked by: Keith
I was told after 2 or 3 days after the initial application of Cheristin, it is all right to bathe your beloved cat >^..^<
Answered by: Flealess in Florida
Date published: 2016-07-26

cheristin come in collar?

Asked by: Rosebud1765
Not that I have seen, only tube with application to the neck area
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2015-10-03

Number of applications

For some reason, I can't seem to find the number of applications, and whether it's dosed per poundage of the cat. Can you help me with that?
Asked by: meowzz
I tube at the scruff of the neck as with other flea meds. We have 3 cats 6 pounds, 9 pounds and 11 and they all get the same amount. No side effects except no fleas.
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2016-04-12

is there a weight limit

some flea meds. require the cat to weigh a certain amount
Asked by: cats
It is by age not weight. No Kittens under 6 weeks of age
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2017-01-27

Expiration date

Is their an expiration date that I need to be concerned about with this med? I plan to discontinue during my area's non-active flea season, and then resume next year in the spring. But if their is an expiration date, it would be better to purchase just before spring. Thanks
Asked by: Patti
It is actually better to keep your cats on all year round. Per our Vet. Though I live in an area that does not get snow or harsh weather. I would ask your vet to be sure
Answered by: Pamelainob
Date published: 2017-01-27

My 2 cats groom each other's neck areas so how lethal is this product once they ingest it -- which they will do?

They are not good candidates for the oral flea tablet so now what do we do?? Also, they now have tape? worms from the fleas, so what do you recommend?? Thank you..
Asked by: Bud & Patti
Thank you for your question. It is suggested to separate your cats whent he dosage is given and allow a few hours for the medication to be fully absorbed before they are allowed near one another as the medication cannot be ingested.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-08-14

can cheristin be used on a cat with enlarged heart and kidney disease.

Asked by: mizekman
Please consult with your vet prior to using this medication on your furry pal due to their medical condition.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-01-12

Is Cheristen more effective then Revolution?

Does christen require an Rx from a vet?
Asked by: Bill
no, Cheristin does not require a prescription. I just order from 1-800-Pet Meds.
Answered by: cat mama
Date published: 2015-09-27

Does this product kill eggs and larvae, or only the fleas?

Asked by: Mac's Mom
I started using this product when the fleas became immune to Advantage, which I had used for years. I tried several of the name brand products and nothing worked. My vet recommended Cheristin and it killed the fleas and eggs, etc. right away. There are no side effects with my cats.
Answered by: cat mama
Date published: 2016-04-11

Can this be used the same month as Pet Armor?

Asked by: Catlvr
Thank you for your question. Yes, but the doses need to be separated by three-four weeks.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-10-01

What about ticks?

Asked by: buford t bass
Thank you for your question. This product does not cover ticks. We do suggest using a tick collar.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-05-21

Is this the Cheristin for cats made in the USA?

Asked by: Charm
Thank you for your question. Yes, this is the Cheristin manufacturered in the USA.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-02-27
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