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Parasites

Are you a little bit confused about the options you have to prevent heartworm, fleas, ticks, intestinal worms and other parasites?

Here is my guide for the best options available for your loved one. The chart below gives an overview of each product.


* Also protects dogs from mosquitoes, sandflies, stable flies and lice.
Another product is PROGRAM for CATS controls flea populations by preventing the development of flea eggs and does not kill adult fleas.

This is just a list so you can have a better view over the products’ coverage. Please consult your local vet for specific advice to your pet before any use. It is important to choose products so that you don’t treat the same thing twice. Every product has a specific dosage and it can become toxic for your pet if he/she receives a higher dose.

Dogs

External Protection

1.Nexgard Spectra (Chewable tablets).

  • Active ingredients: Afoxolaner and Milbemycin Oxime.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
  • In the absence of available data, treatment of puppies less than 8 weeks of age and dogs less than 2 kg bodyweight should be based on a benefit-risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
  • In heartworm endemic areas, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infestation prior to administration of NexGard Spectra.
  • At the discretion of the veterinarian, infested dogs should be treated with an adulticide to remove adult heartworms. NexGard Spectra is not indicated for microfilariae clearance.The recommended dose should be strictly observed in collies or related breeds.

2. Nexgard (Chewable tablets)

  • Active ingredient: Afoxolaner.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • In the absence of available data, treatment of puppies less than 8 weeks of age and/or dogs less than 2 kg bodyweight should be based on a benefit-risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.

3. Advocate (Spot-On)

  • Active ingredients: Imidacloprid, Moxidectin
  • Do not use in puppies under 7 weeks of age.
  • Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
  • During treatment with Advocate no other antiparasitic macrocyclic lactone should be administered. 
  • During treatment with Advocate no other antiparasitic macrocyclic lactone should be administered. This product contains moxidectin (a macrocyclic lactone), therefore special care should be taken with Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crossbreeds, to correctly administer the product as described above.
Advocate
Weight of DOG [kg]Pipette size to be usedVolume (ml)Imidacloprid [mg/kg bw]Moxidectin [mg/kg bw]
≤4kgAdvocate for small dogs0.4minimum of 10minimum of 2.5
>4-10kgAdvocate for medium dogs1.010-252.5-6.25
>10-25kgAdvocate for large dogs2.510-252.5-6.25
>25-40kgAdvocate for extra-large dogs4.010-162.5-4
>40kgthe appropriate combination of pipettes

4. Simparica (Chewable tablets)

  • Active ingredient: Sarolaner.
  • Tablets can be administered with or without food. Simparica should be administered at a dose of 2-4 mg/kg bodyweight in accordance with the following table:

Bodyweight (kg)Tablet strength(mg sarolaner)Number of tablets to be administered
1.3 – 2.55One
>2.5 – 510One
>5 – 1020One
>10 – 2040One
>20 – 4080One
>40 – 60120One
>60Appropriate combination of tablets

5. Activyl (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredient: Indoxacarb.
  • The product should not be used in dogs younger than 8 weeks of age as the safety of the product has not been established in these dogs.The product should not be used in dogs weighing less than 1.5 kg as the safety of the product has not been established in these dogs.

6. Comfortis (Chewable tablets)

  • Active ingredient: Spinosad.
  • Do not use in dogs or cats under 14 weeks of age.
  • Do not use in case of known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • The veterinary medicinal product should be administered with food or immediately after feeding. The duration of efficacy may be reduced if the dose is administered on an empty stomach.
  • Use with caution in dogs and cats with pre-existing epilepsy.Accurate dosing is not possible in dogs weighing less than 1.3 kg.

7. Bravecto tb (Chewable tablets)

  • Active ingredient: Fluralaner.
  • The chewable tablets should not be broken or divided.
  • For dogs above 56 kg body weight, use a combination of two tablets that most closely matches the bodyweight.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • Bravecto should be administered in accordance with the following table (corresponding to a dose of 25 – 56 mg fluralaner/kg body weight within one weight band):
Body weight of dog (kg)Strength and number of tablets to be administered
Bravecto 112.5 mgBravecto 250 mgBravecto 500 mgBravecto 1000 mgBravecto 1400 mg
2 – 4.51
> 4.5 – 101
> 10 – 201
> 20 – 401
> 40 – 561
  • Parasites need to start feeding on the host to become exposed to fluralaner; therefore the risk of the transmission of parasite borne diseases cannot be excluded.
  • In the absence of available data, the veterinary medicinal product should not be used on puppies less than 8 weeks old and /or dogs weighing less than 2 kg.

8. Bravecto liq (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredient: Fluralaner.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • Parasites need to start feeding on the host to become exposed to fluralaner; therefore the risk of the transmission of parasite borne diseases cannot be excluded.
  • Do not wash or allow the dog to become immersed in water or swim in water courses within 3 days after treatment.
  • In the absence of available data, this veterinary medicinal product should not be used on puppies less than 8 weeks old and/or dogs weighing less than 2kg.
  • The product should not be administered at intervals shorter than 8 weeks as the safety at shortr intervals has not been tested.This product is for topical use and hsould not be administered orally.

9. Advantage (Spot-On)

  • Active ingredient: Imidacloprid.
  • Treatment should be repeated after four weeks.
  • Treatment of nursing bitches and queens controls flea infestations on both dam and offspring.
  • Do not treat unweaned puppies less than 8 weeks of age.

  • Do not use in animals that are known to be hypersensitive to the active substance or any of the excipients.
  • Apply only to undamaged skin.This product is for topical use and should not be administered orally.
  • Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
Dogs
Less than 4 kg bodyweightAdvantage 40 mg Spot-On Solution for Small Cats, Small Dogs and Pet Rabbits1 x 0.4 mlMinimum of 10
4 kg to less than 10 kgAdvantage 100 Spot-On Solution for Dogs1 x 1.0 mlMinimum of 10
10 kg to less than 25 kgAdvantage 250 Spot-On Solution for Dogs1 x 2.5 mlMinimum of 10
25 kg to less than 40 kgAdvantage 400 Spot-On Solution for Dogs1 x 4.0 mlMinimum of 10
40 kg and greaterAdvantage 400 Spot-On Solution for Dogs2 x 4.0 mlMinimum of 10

10. Frontline (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredients: Fipronil, (S)-methoprene.
  • In the absence of available data, the product should not be used on puppies less than 8 weeks old and/or weighing less than 2 kg.
  • Do not use on sick (e.g. systemic diseases, fever) or convalescent animals.
  • Dogs should not be allowed to swim in watercourses for 2 days after application.
  • The product can be used during pregnancy and lactation.

11. Seresto (Collar)

  • Active ingredient: Flumethrin, Imidacloprid.
  • Seresto can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).
  • Cutaneous use. One collar per animal to be fastened around the neck.
  • Small dogs up to, and including, 8 kg body weight receive one Seresto collar for dogs ≤ 8kg of 38 cm length.
  • Dogs above 8 kg receive one Seresto collar for dogs > 8 kg of 70 cm length.
  • Do not treat puppies less than 7 weeks of age.
  • Do not use in the case of known hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
  • The product is water resistant; it remains effective if the animal becomes wet.

12. Scalibor (Collar)

  • Active ingredient: Deltamethrin.
  • Do not use in puppies less than 7 weeks of age.
  • Do not use on dogs with skin lesions.
  • Do not use in animals known to be hypersensitive to pyrethroids.
Description: h-313

Do not use on cats!


13. Advantix (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredient: Imidacloprid, Permethrin.
  • The product remains effective if the animal becomes wet. However, prolonged, intense exposure to water should be avoided. 
  • Do not use on cats! To prevent cats from being accidentally exposed to the product, keep cats away from treated dogs until the application site is dry. It is important to ensure that cats do not groom the site of application on a dog which has been treated with this product. Seek veterinary advice immediately if this occurs.
Dogs (bw)Trade nameVolume (ml)Imidacloprid (mg/kg bw)Permethrin (mg/kg bw)
≤ 4 kgAdvantix Spot-on for dogs up to 4 kg0.4 mlminimum of 10minimum of 50
>4 kg up to ≤ 10 kgAdvantix Spot-on for dogs over 4 kg up to 10 kg1.0 ml10 – 2550 – 125
>10 kg up to ≤ 25 kgAdvantix Spot-on for dogs over 10 kg up to 25 kg2.5 ml10 – 2550 – 125
>25 kg up to ≤ 40 kgAdvantix Spot-on for dogs over 25 kg up to 40 kg4.0 ml10 – 1650 – 80
>40 kgThe appropriate combination of pipettes should be used

14. Stronghond (Spot-on).

  • Active ingredient: Selamectin.
  • Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. 
  • This product is to be applied to the skin surface only.
  • Do not administer orally or parenterally.
  • Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.
  • For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off.

Internal Protection

1.Milpro (Chewable tablet) / Milbemax

  • Active ingredient: Milbemycin Oxime, Praziquantel.
  • Milpro 2.5mg/25mg for small dogs and puppies -Do not use in puppies of less than 2 weeks of age and/or weighing less than 0.5 kg.
  • Milpro 12.5mg/125mg for dogs -Do not use in dogs weighing less than 5 kgDo not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.

2. Drontal (Chewable tablet or liquid solution)

  • Active ingredient: Febantel, Praziquantel, Pyrantel Embonate.
Drontal Tasty Bone Tablets
Body weight (kg)Tablet quantity
2-5½
>5-101
>10-151 ½
>15-202
  • For each additional 5 kg body weight, administer an additional half tablet.
Drontal Tasty Bone XL Tablets
Body weight (kg)Tablet quantity
7-17.5½
>17.5-351
>35-52.51 ½
>52.5-702
  • Tablets should be given as a single administration.The advice of a veterinarian should be sought regarding the need for and frequency of repeat treatment.
  • Drontal Dog Tasty Bone 150/144/50 mg tablets: Not for use in dogs weighing less than 2 kg.
  • Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL 525/504/175 mg tablets: Not for use in dogs weighing less than 7 kg.

Drontal Oral suspension for puppies

  • Active ingrdient: Febantel, Pyrantel Embonate.
  • The dose is 1 ml suspension/kg body weight (equivalent to 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 15 mg/kg febantel).Administration is by the oral route. The product may be given directly to the animal or mixed with the feed. No special dietary measures are necessary.
  • For the treatment of roundworm infections in puppies and young dogs up to one year of age caused by:
AscaridsToxocara canisToxascaris leonina
HookwormAncylostoma caninumUncinaria stenocephala
WhipwormTrichuris vulpis

Cats

External Protection

1. Advocate (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredients: Imidacloprid, Moxidectin.
  • Do not use in kittens under 9 weeks of age.
  • Do not use in the cases of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
  • For cats, the corresponding “Advocate spot-on solution for cat” product, which contains 100 mg/ml imidacloprid and 10 mg/ml moxidectin, must be used.
Advocate
Weight of CAT [kg]Pipette size to be usedVolume (ml)Imidacloprid [mg/kg bw]Moxidectin [mg/kg bw]
≤4kgAdvocate for small cats and ferrets0.4minimum of 10minimum of 1
>4-8kgAdvocate for large cats0.810-201-2
>8kgthe appropriate combination of pipettes

2. Activyl (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredient: Indoxacarb.
  • The safety of Activyl has not been established in cats younger than 8 weeks of age.
  • The safety of Activyl has not been established in cats weighing less than 0.6 kg.

Each ml contains 195mg indoxacarb as active ingredient

Unit dose (ml)Indoxacarb (mg)
Activyl Spot-on for small cats (Less than or equal to 4kg)0.5199.45
Activyl Spot-on for large cats (Greater than 4kg)1.03200.85
  • Ensure that the dosage (pipette) corresponds to the weight of the treated cat.
  • Apply the product only to the skin surface and on intact skin.
  • Apply the dose to an area where the cat cannot lick it off. Ensure that animals do not groom each other immediately following treatment.
  • Keep treated animals separately until the application site is dry.
  • This product is for external topical application only.
  • Do not administer orally or via any other route. Care should be taken to avoid the product coming into contact with the eyes of the cat.
  • The product remains effective following shampoo treatment, water immersion (swimming, bathing) and exposure to sunlight.
  • However, animals should not be allowed to swim or treated with shampoo within 48 hours after treatment.
  • All cats in a household should be treated with a suitable flea product.

3. Comfortis (Chewable tablets)

  • Active ingredient: Spinosad.
  • Do not use in cats under 14 weeks of age.
  • Do not use in case of known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • The veterinary medicinal product should be administered with food or immediately after feeding.
  • The duration of efficacy may be reduced if the dose is administered on an empty stomach.
  • Accurate dosing is not possible in cats weighing less than 1.2 kg. The use of the product in smaller cats is therefore not recommended.

4. Bravecto liq (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredient: Fluralaner.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • Do not use directly on skin lesions.In the absence of available data, this veternary medicinal product should not be used on kitten less than 11 weeks old and/or cats weighing less than 1.2 kg.
  • The product should not be administered at intervals shorter than 8 weeks as the safety at shorter intervals has not been tested.
  • This product is for topical use and should not be administered orally.
  • Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.

5. Advantage (Spot-On)

  • Active ingredient: Imidacloprid.
  • Treatment should be repeated after four weeks.
  • Do not treat unweaned puppies or kittens of less than 8 weeks of age.
  • Do not use in animals that are known to be hypersensitive to the active substance or any of the excipients.
  • Apply only to undamaged skin.
  • This product is for topical use and should not be administered orally.

6. Frontline (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredients: Fipronil, (S)-methoprene.
  • In the absence of available data, the product should not be used on kittens less than 8 weeks old and/or weighing less than 1 kg.
  • Do not use on sick (e.g. systemic diseases, fever) or convalescent animals.
  • The product can be used in cats during pregnancy, for treatment during the lactating period.

7. Stronghold Plus (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredients: Sarolaner, Selamectin.
  • Spot-on use. Stronghold Plus should be administered as a single spot-on (topical) application in accordance with the following table (corresponding to a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin and 1 mg/kg sarolaner).
Bodyweight of cat (kg)Pipette content (ml)Strength & Number of pipettes to be administered
Stronghold PlusStronghold PlusStronghold Plus
15mg/2.5mg30mg/5 mg60mg/10mg
(yellow cap)(orange cap)(green cap)
≤2.50.251
> 2.5 – 50.51
> 5 – 1011
> 10Appropriate combination of pipettes
Stronghold Plus Spot-on Solution for Cats Dosage Table

8. Broadline (Spot-on)

  • Active ingredients: Eprinomectin, Fipronil, (S)-methoprene, Praziquantel.
  • It is important to apply the veterinary medicinal product to a skin area where the cat cannot lick it off: on the neck, in between shoulders.
  • Avoid animals licking each other following treatment.
  • The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been tested at intervals of less than 2 weeks or in kittens weighing less than 0.6 kg and/or under 7 weeks of age.
  • The product is not for use in kittens weighing less than 0.6 kg and/or under 7 weeks of age.

9. Program (injection/oral solution)

  • Active ingredient: Lufenuron.
  • The product is intended for the 6-month long-term prevention and control of flea infestations and the treatment of FAD (flea allergic dermatitis) in cats.
  • The product is effective against the pre-audit stages of the dominant flea species, Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis.
  • It can be administered to all cats, including weaned kittens as well as pregnant and lactating queens.

Internal Protection

1. Milpro (Chewable tablet) / Milbemax

  • Active ingredients: Milbemycin Oxime, Praziquantel.
  • Milpro for small cats and kittens: Do not use in kittens of less than 6 weeks of age and/or weighing less than 0.5 kg. Milpro 4mg/10mg for small cats and kittens are dark brown.
  • Milpro for cats: Do not use in cats weighing less than 2kg. Milpro 16mg/40mg for cats are red to pink.
  • Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.

2. Droncit (Spot-on) for tapeworms.

  • Active ingredient: Praziquantel.
  • The minimum dose rate is 8 mg/kg bodyweight, which equates to 1 tube per 2.5 kg bodyweight.
  • Do not use on cats weighing less than 1 kg body weight.Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
Bodyweight (kg)Number oftubesQuantity of Praziquantel (mg)mg/kg Bodyweight
1-2.51208-20
>2.5-52408-16
>5360maximum 12

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