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Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs - Sentinel
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Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs
Sentinel
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae X mark Prevents Development
Kills Ticks X mark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark checkmark
Other Parasites Information X mark Controls adult hookworms and removes and controls adult roundworms & whipworms
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) N/A N/A
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets The safe use of Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. checkmark
How long does it take to work Effectively kills fleas within one hour of administration and is 96% effective against adult fleas within 4 hours. Begins to work Immediately, However, pre-existing flea populations may continue to develop and emerge.
Taste Savory soft chew Beef Flavor
Active Ingredient(s) Imidacloprid Milbemycin Oxime/Lufenuron
RX Required X mark checkmark
Dosage
Usage Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs Usage Sentinel Usage
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Vet Review There is now an excellent, overall safe oral chewable medication in the fight against flea infestation. This product, which has the same main ingredient as the topical product Advantage, that has been out for decades, may have an important place in a comprehensive flea control program. Especially during the warmer, summer months, the increased exposure to fleas and other parasites will often overwhelm existing products, thus occasionally allowing adult fleas to be seen on the pet. While many of the currently available products overall do an outstanding job in overall flea control, there can on occasion be brief lapses in flea control, where adult fleas may be seen. In these situations, as well as when guardians first discover flea infestations on pets, not on any preventative products, Advantus can fill the void. Most pets will readily accept these chewable wafers, which offers dramatic and quick kill of adult fleas. This quick kill of adult fleas will occur within minutes to an hour, and with almost all adult fleas gone within 4 hours, often before they have had the chance to lay eggs. This is especially important in those younger dogs under one year of age, who can quickly become severely anemic when overrun by adult flea exposure. Much easier to apply than shampoos, sprays, powders or collars, no product works as fast in my experience and opinion. Most pets tolerate the product very well, with only rare digestive upset seen. I have only seen ever more rare cases of neurological weakness. I also like the fact that this product can be used up to once daily as needed, which is especially important, while other, broader spectrum flea products that kill larvae and eggs are implemented in the flea control program. I give this product an overall rating of 4.5 with an ease of application/taste of 5 out of 5. Sentinel is a wonderful combination of the heartworm prevention pill interceptor and the flea control product program both in this one pill.  Many clients enjoy the convenience of having such broad acting internal and external parasites in one pill, without having to worry about giving two separate medicines.  Lufenuron, which is the main flea control ingredient, stops the flea life cycle in its track at the egg and larval stage, thus being like a birth control pill for fleas who get on our pets. Given that the main problem of fleas is how rapidly they reproduce, this pill literally stops escalating growth of flea populations, before they can become established in our homes, where most of the flea life cycle occurs.  The main disadvantage to this product is that it does not kill or repel adult fleas, so in situations with already established heavy infestations, it is best combined with a great topical product like advantage or front line or with the oral adulticide flea pill Capstar for maximal effect.  The only other rare disadvantage I see is the slight increase in reactions when two products  are  combined into one like this, but fortunately this is not common in clinical practice. With milbemycin for prevention of heartworms and controlling and treating most common intestinal worms, I overall highly recommend this versatile product.
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