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Proticall For Dogs - Sentinel
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Proticall For Dogs
Sentinel
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark
Repels Fleas checkmark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae X mark Prevents Development
Kills Ticks checkmark X mark
Repels Ticks checkmark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes checkmark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark checkmark
Other Parasites Information Protects against dog lice and mites. Controls adult hookworms and removes and controls adult roundworms & whipworms
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) X mark N/A
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian checkmark
How long does it take to work 3 days Begins to work Immediately, However, pre-existing flea populations may continue to develop and emerge.
Taste Applied to Skin Beef Flavor
Active Ingredient(s) Permethrin Milbemycin Oxime/Lufenuron
RX Required X mark checkmark
Dosage
Usage Proticall For Dogs Usage Sentinel Usage
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Vet Review This wonderful product whose flea and tick efficacy DIRECTLY ON CONTACT is based on topical permethrin which damages theses pests nervous systems, and when applied is effective, gentle on most dogs, long lasting (up to 6 weeks with most species of ticks)(5 weeks with fleas)(up to 4 weeks for dog lice and mites), and is very easy to apply, in addition to being economical and available without a prescription from your vet. It is safe enough to use on puppies over 4 weeks of age, but a consultation with your vet should be done before starting especially if your pet is old or has a chronic disease. . It also kills and repels mosquitoes as well. The major disadvantage with this product (unlike others like Frontline) is that it cannot be used on cats or near cats because of the permethrins in it. It is also marginally water soluble, and thus if your dog swims frequently it may need to be applied as often as every 2 weeks, which is off label use, but will last up to one month in those dogs not frequently bathed or who swim often. The rare side effects I have seen are usually mild, mainly being redness or hair loss of the skin where applied, and sometimes lethargy, vomiting or drooling if application spot is licked at. These however are not common in my experience. 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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