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A guide to canine parasiticides

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Frontline Plus for Dogs

Frontline Plus for Dogs (Merial) contains 9.8% fipronil and 8.8% (s)-methoprene. It is a spot treatment that should be applied monthly to control ticks and chewing lice and at least every three months for flea control. It kills adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae and prevents eggs, larvae, and pupae from developing. It kills all stages of brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), and deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and prevents and controls reinfestations. It also eliminates chewing lice infestations and helps control sarcoptic mange infestations. It is waterproof and can be used on breeding, pregnant, and lactating bitches. Do not use on rabbits. It is available in four sizes for puppies and dogs 8 weeks or older.

Frontline Spray

Frontline Spray (Merial) contains 0.29% fipronil to control fleas, ticks, and chewing lice. It should be applied no more frequently than every 30 days to kill adult fleas and all stages of brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), and deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). It also helps control sarcoptic mange infestations in dogs. Consultation with a veterinarian is required before use on medicated, debilitated, aged, pregnant, or nursing animals. Do not use on puppies or kittens less than 8 weeks old, and do not use on rabbits.

Frontline Top Spot for Dogs

Frontline Top Spot for Dogs (Merial) contains 9.7% fipronil to control infestations with fleas, ticks, and chewing lice in dogs age 8 weeks and older. It comes in four sizes of applicators for dogs. Monthly topical application will kill adult fleas and all stages of brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), and deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). It also helps control sarcoptic mange infestations. It is waterproof and can be used on breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs. Consultation with a veterinarian is required before use on medicated, debilitated, or aged animals. Do not use on rabbits.

Heartgard

Heartgard (Merial) contains ivermectin and eliminates the tissue stage of Dirofilaria immitis for 30 days after infection, preventing heartworm disease in dogs. Dogs should be tested for heartworm disease before Heartgard is initiated. Heartgard has a wide safety margin at the recommended doses in pregnant and breeding dogs and puppies age 6 weeks and older. Some dogs of the collie breed may be sensitive to ivermectin if given at more than 16 times the target use level. Heartgard is given orally monthly and is available as either chewables or tablets in three sizes for dogs.

Heartgard Plus

Heartgard Plus (Merial) chewables contain ivermectin and pyrantel and are available in three sizes. The chewable tablets are given monthly and eliminate the tissue stage of Dirofilaria immitis for 30 days after infection, preventing heartworm disease. Dogs should be tested for heartworm disease before treatment. Heartgard Plus also treats and controls infection with the ascarids Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina and the hookworms Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, and Ancylostoma braziliense. Heartgard Plus has a wide safety margin in pregnant and breeding dogs and puppies age 6 weeks and older. Some dogs of the collie breed may be sensitive to ivermectin if given at more than 16 times the target use level.

Interceptor Flavor Tabs

Interceptor Flavor Tabs (Novartis Animal Health) contain milbemycin oxime. The monthly tablets prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. Interceptor also controls infection with the hookworm Ancylostoma caninum and removes and controls infection with the roundworms Toxascaris leonina and Toxocara canis and the whipworm Trichuris vulpis. Interceptor has been tested safely in pregnant females and breeding males and females. Do not use in puppies less than 4 weeks of age or weighing less than 2 lb. Dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting treatment. Interceptor Flavor Tabs come in four sizes for dogs.


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