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Program - Bio Spot For Cats
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Bio Spot For Cats
Program
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Flea eggs Breaks the flea cycle
Kills Ticks checkmark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes checkmark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information X mark X mark
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) X mark Not Applicable
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian checkmark
How long does it take to work 1-2 days. Starts working immediately to stop the reproduction of adult fleas.
Taste Applied to Skin Unflavored liquid
Active Ingredient(s) (S)-Methoprene/Etofenprox Lufenuron
RX Required X mark X mark
Dosage
Usage Bio Spot For Cats Usage Program Usage
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Vet Review While an economical alternative to the more expensive topicals like Advantage or Frontline, because of safety concerns I cant recommend this product to my clients. Over the years I have seen too many side effects from topical irritation to rare and sometimes severe neurological and/or seizures in some pets. I have also found it to not be as effective in flea control as with advantage or front line. While it is marketed to work against adult fleas,  prevent development of flea eggs into larvae and adults, as well as killing ticks for 3 months, once an infestation is in place  I have not found this product to be as effective as the competitors in my opinion and experience. One of the nice few benefits I have seen is the killing and repelling of mosquitoes with use of this spot on product.  While it is easy to apply and water based, many of my clients have reported irritation reactions as well as greasy fur at the site of application.  It is for these reasons that I give this product an overall rating of a 2 with an efficacy of a 2 with ease of use a 5. Because of the difficulty for some clients in getting their cats to take pills, the development of this flavorable suspension to mix easily with their wet food has made compliance and efficacy of flea control a lot easier.  Getting felines to take medication can always be a challenge.  When not accepted in food, many clients have found mixing in various tuna or clam juices, oil, broth, gravy or sardines another way of administering this and other medications. As mentioned in my product review on program tablets, this product works best when given with meals for maximal absorption as well as before fleas are firmly established on the pet and in the home. It works by preventing development of flea eggs and larvae by in essence sterilizing the adult fleas who happen to bite the animal.  The product does not kill existing adult fleas and must be combined with other products like Capstar or topical Advantage or Frontline in pets with active flea populations.  I find it works best as a preventative before flea season.  Many clients will chose to use this and other flea products year round due to the warming of the climate and the unpredictability of the flea season.  I give this product an overall rating of a 4 with an ease of use and taste a 5 and efficacy a 4.
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