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Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs - Program
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Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs
Program
Kills Fleas X mark X mark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae X mark 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 1 day Begins to work immediately.
Taste Applied to Skin Beef Flavor
Active Ingredient(s) Amitraz Lufenuron
RX Required X mark X mark
Dosage
Usage Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs Usage Program Usage
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Vet Review This is one of my favorite and most effective products in preventing tick infestations on dogs of all sizes, as well as preventing the tick born diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehlrichia and Anaplasmosis. When some of the topical products have failed in some patients, I have found this collar quite valuable in significantly cutting down on tick burdens in these dogs. The effects are long lasting for up to 3 months preventing ticks from even attaching to dogs, and thus cutting down on tick exposure to humans as well. The only problems in terms of efficacy I have even seen with this product is when animal guardians apply the collar too loosely to their pets, which can cut down on its efficacy against ticks.. In order for this collar to work effectively, it must be fitted snugly against the pet's neck, where one is just able to get two fingers under the collar. If the collar is applied too loosely I have occasionally seen pets ingest this collar, leading to serious systemic reactions. The only other downside in using this collar is if the pet spends a significant time swimming during the warmer months. The collar's efficacy is cut down significantly if it is submerged in water or exposed to drenching rains. However when properly fitted to a dog's neck, this is one of the most effective products in preventing tick infestations on the market. 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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