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									                                   Flea and Tick Control Productsa
Product                                 Manufacturer                     Active Ingredient(s)             Parasiteb               Minimum              Route of
                                                                                                                                  Age/Weight           Administration
Dogs
Advantage                               Bayer Animal Health              Imidacloprid                     Fleas                   7 weeks              Topical
Advantage Multi for Dogs                Bayer Animal Health              Imidacloprid, moxidectin         Fleas                   7 weeks/3 lb         Topical
Capstar                                 Novartis Animal Health           Nitenpyram                       Fleas                   4 weeks/2 lb         Tablet
Comfortis                               Eli Lilly and Company            Spinosad                         Fleas                   14 weeks             Chewable tablet
Frontline Plus for Dogs                 Merial                           Fipronil, S-methoprene           Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Topical
Frontline Spray                         Merial                           Fipronil                         Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Spray
Frontline Top Spot for Dogs Merial                                       Fipronil                         Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Topical
K9 Advantix                             Bayer Animal Health              Imidacloprid, permethrin         Fleas and ticks         7 weeks              Topical
Program Flavor Tabs                     Novartis Animal Health           Lufenuron                        Fleas                   4 weeks              Tablet
ProMeris for Dogs                       Fort Dodge Animal Health Metaflumizone, amitraz                   Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Topical
Proticall Insecticide                   Schering-Plough                  Permethrin                       Fleas and ticks         4 weeks              Topical
for Dogs                                Animal Health
Revolution                              Pfizer Animal Health             Selamectin                       Fleas and one tick 6 weeks                   Topical
Sentinel Flavor Tabs                    Novartis Animal Health           Milbemycin oxime,                Fleas                   4 weeks/2 lb         Tablet
                                                                         lufenuron
Vectra 3D                               Summit VetPharm                  Dinotefuran, permethrin,         Fleas and ticks         7 weeks              Topical
                                                                         pyriproxyfen
Virbac Long-Acting                      Virbac Animal Health             Permethrin, pyriproxyfen         Fleas and ticks         6 months             Spray
KnockOut Spray
Virbac Pyrethrin Dip                    Virbac Animal Health             Pyrethrins, piperonyl            Fleas and ticks         12 weeks             Dip
                                                                         butoxide, N-octyl
                                                                         bicycloheptene
                                                                         dicarboximide, dipropyl
                                                                         isocinchomeronate

Cats
Advantage                               Bayer Animal Health              Imidacloprid                     Fleas                   8 weeks              Topical
Advantage Multi for Cats                Bayer Animal Health              Imidacloprid, moxidectin         Fleas                   9 weeks/2 lb         Topical
Capstar                                 Novartis Animal Health           Nitenpyram                       Fleas                   4 weeks/2 lb         Tablet
Frontline Plus for Cats                 Merial                           Fipronil, S-methoprene           Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Topical
Frontline Spray                         Merial                           Fipronil                         Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Spray
Frontline Top Spot for Cats             Merial                           Fipronil                         Fleas and ticks         8 weeks              Topical
Program                                 Novartis Animal Health           Lufenuron                        Fleas                   4 weeks (tablet),    Tablet,
                                                                                                                                  6 weeks              suspension
                                                                                                                                  (suspension          or injectable
                                                                                                                                  and injectable)
ProMeris for Cats                       Fort Dodge Animal Health Metaflumizone                            Fleas                   8 weeks              Topical
Revolution                              Pfizer Animal Health             Selamectin                       Fleas                   8 weeks              Topical
                                                                                                                                                                         VETERINARY FORUM/June 2008




Vectra                                  Summit VetPharm                  Dinotefuran, pyriproxyfen        Fleas                   8 weeks              Topical
Virbac Pyrethrin Dip                    Virbac Animal Health             Pyrethrins, piperonyl            Fleas and ticks         12 weeks             Dip
                                                                         butoxide, N-octyl
                                                                         bicycloheptene
                                                                         dicarboximide, dipropyl
                                                                         isocinchomeronate

a
    See the product label for information on the specific flea stage affected.
b
    Some products also are used in the control of parasites not covered in this article (e.g., mosquitoes, helminths, heartworm, mites, lice, etc.).

								
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