|Prevents Heartworm Disease|
|Fleas||Flea Eggs and Larvae|
|Safe for Breeding, Pregnant or Nursing Pets||Has tested safely at normal doses.||Consult your veterinarian about the use in breeding females. The safe use in male dogs intended for breeding has not yet been evaluated.|
|Age/Weight Requirements||4 weeks of age or older and weighing over 2 lbs||8 weeks of age and older and weighing at least 5 lbs|
|Rx Prescription Required|
|Video||Coming soon||Coming soon|
|Veterinarian Review (Michael Dym, VMD)||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 repell 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.||Currently under review|
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