What is Vectra 3D?
Vectra 3D is a topical solution for dogs and puppies over 8 weeks old, providing effective control of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes for a month. It is an over-the-counter topical that begins reducing flea feeding in just 5 minutes. Vectra 3D repels and kills ticks (Brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, Deer ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, and Lone Star ticks) that may transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, bartonellosis, hepatozoonosis, and anaplasmosis for one month. It also repels and kills fleas that can cause flea allergy dermatitis, mosquitoes that may transmit vector-borne disease, biting and sand flies, lice, and mites for one month. Vectra 3D also prevents all flea stages (eggs, pupae, larvae, and adult fleas) from developing. The long-lasting topical remains effective after bathing and swimming.
Dogs and puppies (8+ weeks of age, weighing 5+ lbs)
- Repels and kills fleas, ticks (Brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, Deer ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, and Lone Star ticks), mosquitoes, biting and sand flies, lice, and mites for one month
- Prevents all flea stages from developing
- Starts to reduce flea feeding in just 5 minutes
- Easy application
- Quick drying, non-greasy, and waterproof
- Fast-acting and long-lasting
How does Vectra 3D work?
Vectra 3D is a fast-acting topical that kills parasites through contact, meaning they don't have to bite your dog to die. The active ingredients combined work to keep your dog protected throughout a whole month. Dinotefuran quickly kills fleas, Pyriproxyfen prevents the development of all flea stages, and Permethrin repels and kills ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and mites. The bioadhesives in Vectra 3D allow it to bond the active ingredients to the skin, which help the ingredients move across the skin following application and preventing the product from easily washing off.
Vectra 3D is meant for use only in dogs and puppies over 8 weeks of age. Do not use on cats, and keep out of reach of children. If there is a cat in the household, make sure to separate your cat from your treated dog for 24 hours. Also, don't allow children to have contact with treated areas until the applicated areas are completely dry. Do not get into eyes or on clothing and avoid contact with skin. Do not use Vectra 3D on debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing dogs, or dogs known to be sensitive to pesticide products without first consulting a veterinarian.
Vectra 3D (Ceva)
What is the most important thing I should know about Vectra 3D?
The active ingredients in Vectra 3D are Dinotefuran (4.95%), Pyriproxyfen (0.44%), and Permethrin (36.08%). It is for use in dogs and puppies over 8 weeks old and weighing over 5 lbs. The topical is used for the prevention and treatment of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting and sand fleas, lice, and mites. Vectra 3D is an over-the-counter (non-prescription) product that is available in 5 different packages for dogs of different sizes: 5-10 lbs (Gold Box), 11-20 lbs (Teal Box), 21-55 lbs (Blue Box), 56-95 lbs (Purple Box), and over 95 lbs (Red Box).
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vectra 3D to my pet?
Consult with your veterinarian if your dog is debilitated, aged, medication, pregnant or nursing, or sensitive to pesticide products.
How should Vectra 3D be applied?
Vectra 3D is a topical solution that should be applied externally to the skin along the spinal cord starting at the base of the tail to between the shoulder blades.
What are the potential side effects of Vectra 3D?
It is recommended that you monitor your dog after application. Some potential side effects may include slight transitory redness (erythema), itching (pruritus), or other signs of discomfort at the site of application. This may occur after using any pesticide product for dogs. If any symptoms of sensitivity occur, bathe your dog with mild soap or shampoo with large amounts of water. Contact your veterinarian if these symptoms persist or if your dog is showing gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting or diarrhea.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Vectra 3D?
Give the next dose of Vectra 3D and resume a monthly schedule.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Vectra 3D?
Contact your veterinarian or your veterinary emergency room.
What should I avoid while giving Vectra 3D to my pet?
Vectra 3D is for external use only. Avoid getting Vectra 3D in your dog's eyes and mouth. Do not apply Vectra 3D on debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing dogs, or dogs that are sensitive to pesticide products without first consulting your veterinarian.
What other drugs will affect Vectra 3D?
If your dog is on medication, consult your veterinarian before using Vectra 3D.
Vectra 3D Directions:
- Remove applicator from the package and make sure your dog is standing for an easy application.
- While holding the applicator upright, press down firmly on disk until both disks meet, piercing the seal. See illustration on the packaging.
- Using the tip of the applicator, part your dog's hair at the base of their tail and begin applying the product evenly in a continuous line along the spine until you reach the shoulder blades.
- Apply entire contents of the tube.
- Avoid superficial application to your dog's hair.
- Repeat every month or as recommended by your veterinarian.
Do not get the product in your dog's eyes or mouth. Don't use on cats or any other animals besides dogs. Keep cats away from treated dogs for 24 hours. Don't allow children to have contact with treated areas until treatment is completely dry.
Vectra 3D Dosage:
|5-10 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (Gold Box)|
|11-20 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (Teal Box)|
|21-55 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (Blue Box)|
|56-95 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (Purple Box)|
|Over 95 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (Red Box)|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store in a cool, dry place and protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
Vectra 3D Ingredients:
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