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Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats - Program
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Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats
Program
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Flea eggs Prevents Development
Kills Ticks checkmark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information X mark X mark
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) checkmark Not Applicable
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian checkmark
How long does it take to work Begins to work immediately. Begins to work immediately.
Taste Applied to Skin Beef Flavor
Active Ingredient(s) Propoxur/(S)-Methoprene Lufenuron
RX Required X mark X mark
Dosage
Usage Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats Usage Program Usage
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Vet Review While this collar is marketed to  quickly kill fleas, eggs and larvae for up to 8 months and ticks for up to 6 months, I personally have concerns about the safety of the main ingredient propoxar.  This powerful cholinesterase inhibitor can cause serious side effects in some pets from digestive upset to respiratory difficulties to neurological problems on rare occasions in my experience and opinion.  I am also concerned about human, especially child exposure to such a strong pesticide.  While it is a nice benefit that the collar is water proof and works quickly, as well as being an economic alternative for those cost conscious clients, because of my safety concerns and my experience with partial efficacy, I can not recommend this product to my clients.  I give this product an overall rating of a 2, with an efficacy a 2, ease of use a 5. For my clients who prefer an effective non-pesticide manner of preventing and controlling fleas on their dogs and cats, program offers a wonderful alternative.   When this product first came out, I used to educate my clients on the fact that it was in essence a birth control pill for fleas.   The main ingredient lufeneron is an insect growth regulator that does not kill adult fleas, but  sterilizes adult fleas and prevents them from laying eggs that develop into larvae and future adults.  Each adult flea can lay up to 2000 eggs in its life.  It is because of this effect on flea development which makes program such a wonderful preventative. For existing flea infestations, I don't find this product works as well unless it is combined with oral Capstar, which kills adult fleas on cats and/or topical products like Frontline or Advantage.  I have found this product both very safe and effective with only rare side effects seen i.e rare digestive upset.   It is best given with a meal for maximal absorption which is hard on some kitty owners  My overall rating of this product is a 4 with ease of use a 4, taste a 4 and efficacy a 5, in particular for preventing flea infestations before they  become established.
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