Metaflumizone for Cats and Kittens
Metaflumizone for Cats and Kittens is a monthly, single spot topical application product used to control fleas on cats as young as 8 weeks of age. This product also protects against reinfestation.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- Metaflumizone for Cats and Kittens is an antiparasitic agent
- It is a topical single-spot product
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To treat and control existing infestations of fleas (for up to 7 weeks)
- To prevent infestation in flea-free cats taken into a flea-contaminated environment
- Provide on-going protection against fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis
WHAT PETS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Do not use this on kittens less than 8 weeks of age
- Do not use on dogs or other animals
- Consult your veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing pets
- If your pet has had an allergic reaction to metaflumizone or like products
Read and follow the label carefully. For external use on cats only.
Metaflumizone for Cats and Kittens is available in two package presentations according to body weight. Your veterinarian has chosen the correct package based upon your cat's weight.
Apply a single dose once monthly or as recommended by your veterinarian. Do not apply in less than 30 days.
Remove one applicator from the foil pouch. Hold the applicator upright for three seconds to avoid splash when opening.
Use two hands to hold both ends of the applicator with the printed side facing you and the narrow end pointing upward and away from your face.
Open applicator tube by bending the tip towards yourself and breaking it along the fracture line. Be careful to not squeeze the applicator when opening. Avoid touching the applicator opening.
Fold tip back against the printed side of the applicator. Hold the applicator in one hand using your thumb to hold the tip back against the printed side.
Your cat should be standing or in a comfortable position for easy application.
Push the open tip through your cat's hair coat onto the cat's skin below the back of the head. Squeeze applicator to apply the entire contents to the cat's skin. Avoid superficial application onto the pet's hair.
Avoid contact with the treated area until dry.
Treating your cat in the evening and isolating them from your family during the night will reduce the amount of contact with this product.
Use a reminder system to ensure that you do not miss a dose.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
- If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can, but do not re-apply more often than every 30 days unless instructed by your veterinarian. Begin a new schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
- What to tell/ask a veterinarian before giving medication?
- Talk to your veterinarian about:
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Wear rubber gloves during application to reduce the potential for skin contact. Wash hands with soap and water after application. Avoid contact with treated area until dry.
This product can cause moderate eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin.
Do not use this product on people.
Do not use on dogs, nor allow another cat in the household to ingest this product through grooming a recently treated cat. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Store this product in its original packaging in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and animals.
Combustible. Do not store near heat or open flame.
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Dispose of the package in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partially filled, call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused products down a drain.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Side effects could occur if this product is licked. Be sure to apply the product at the base of the skull to reduce the chance of ingestion during grooming. Prevent other pets in the household from licking the product as well. Ingestion of this product may cause salivation. This should resolve without treatment.
- A temporary irritation may develop at the site of administration.
- Individual sensitivities can occur after using any pesticide. Observe your pet following treatment.
- If skin irritation, change in behavior, vomiting or diarrhea is observed and persists, contact your veterinarian.
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but possible interactions may occur with other insecticides. Ensure that your veterinarian knows all of the medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription.
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, Metaflumizone for Cats and Kittens should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.