Sentinel Spectrum Chews (Yellow) 3 Pack
For dogs 25-50lbs (11-22kgs)
Sentinel Specturm has changed from a palatable monthly tablet to a meaty chew which prevents heartworm, and controls all intestinal worms (including tapeworm), and fleas. Sentinel Spectrum is a great product as it covers everything with one simple tasty beef flavoured chew.
Actions: Milbemycin oxime prevents heartworm and controls gastrointestinal nematodes. Milbemycin oxime increases nematode membrane permeability to chloride ions via glutamate gated chloride ion channels, leading to flaccid paralysis and death of the parasite. Lufenuron inhibits the development of flea eggs and larvae by interfering with the synthesis of chitin, the principal component of the arthropod exoskeleton, thus interrupting the flea life cycle. Praziquantel controls tapeworms by modifying the permeability of their membranes to calcium, inducing damage to the membranes and resulting in the death of the parasite.
Indications Monthly treatment prevents heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection; controls adult roundworm (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), immature roundworm (Toxocara canis), adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis), adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), adult tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia pisiformis and Dipylidium caninum), aids in the control of adult hookworm (Uncinaria stenocephala) infection, provides long term protection and control of flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations, and forms part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis in dogs.
Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). The most important part of the treatment of FAD is preventing flea bites. Lufenuron reduces the number of fleas in the pet's environment to a negligible level. Treatment with lufenuron for several months has been shown to dramatically improve the clinical signs of FAD in dogs.
Warnings Dogs should be tested and be free from both adult heartworm and microfilariae before starting on preventative treatment with Sentinel Spectrum.
Precautions Sentinel Spectrum provides a wide margin of safety in dogs when used according to label directions. Milbemycin oxime combined with lufenuron has been tested in over 75 different breeds of dogs, including pregnant females, breeding males and females, and puppies from 2 weeks of age. Satisfactory margins of safety have been demonstrated for both milbemycin oxime and praziquantel when administered during all reproductive phases.
Dosage and Administration Prevention of heartworm, control of intestinal worms and fleas. Treat with Sentinel Spectrum every month, preferably on the same date each month. Give tablet with a full meal. Puppies. Treatment should start at 2 weeks of age. The minimum treatment recommended is at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Growing puppies may gain sufficient weight during the course of treatment to require an increased dose of Sentinel Spectrum.
Pregnant bitches. Treat at mating and then every month. Ensure there is a treatment prior to whelping.
Missed dose protection. If a regular monthly treatment is missed by 15 days or less, administer Sentinel Spectrum immediately and resume monthly dosing schedule. If a dose is missed by 15 to 30 days, heartworm prevention can be maintained if the dog is dosed immediately and then maintained on regular monthly dosing for the next two months. If a period of more than 60 days has elapsed since the last dose, veterinary consultation is recommended.
Integrated flea control. For best results, give Sentinel Spectrum throughout the year without interruption. Ensure all dogs and cats within the household are given a flea preventative. Initially, treatment of the pet's environment may also be recommended for severe flea infestations.