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A guide to feline parasiticides

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Frontline Plus for Cats

Frontline Plus for Cats (Merial) contains 9.8% fipronil and 11.8% (s)-methoprene. It is a monthly topical treatment that kills adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae; all stages of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum); and chewing lice. It also prevents all flea stages from developing. Do not use on rabbits. Frontline Plus is waterproof and can be used on cats and kittens 8 weeks of age or older, breeding animals, and pregnant and lactating queens.

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). 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 Cats

Frontline Top Spot for Cats (Merial) contains 9.7% fipronil to control infestations with fleas, ticks, and chewing lice in cats and kittens 8 weeks of age or older. Topical monthly application will kill adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae 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 prevents all flea stages from developing. Do not use on rabbits. It is waterproof and can be used on breeding, pregnant, and lactating queens.

Heartgard Chewables for Cats

Heartgard Chewables for Cats (Merial) contain ivermectin and can be used in cats 6 weeks of age and older. The monthly treatment eliminates the tissue stage of Dirofilaria immitis, preventing heartworm disease in cats. It also removes and controls adult and immature hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Ancylostoma braziliense). Cats should be tested for heartworms before Heartgard is administered. Cats already infected with adult heartworms can safely be given the product monthly to prevent further infections. This product has a wide safety margin at three times the recommended dose in breeding cats and pregnant queens. It is available in two sizes for cats.

Interceptor Flavor Tabs

Interceptor Flavor Tabs (Novartis Animal Health) contain milbemycin oxime and can be used in kittens 6 weeks and older and weighing 1.5 lb or more. The monthly tablet prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. It also removes the roundworm Toxocara cati and the hookworm Ancylostoma tubaeforme. Safety in breeding, pregnant, and lactating queens; breeding toms; and heartworm-positive cats has not been established. Cats should be tested for heartworm infection before treatment is started. The product comes in three sizes for cats.

Milbemite OTIC

Milbemite OTIC solution (Novartis Animal Health) contains 0.1% milbemycin oxime solution and is indicated to treat ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations in cats and kittens age 4 weeks and older. It is administered topically into the external ear canal. The safe use of the product in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats has not been evaluated.


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