Permethrin Topical Spot-on
Permethrin Topical Spot-on is a monthly, topical spot-on product which delivers safe and effective protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and lice. It can be used on dogs as young as 8 weeks of age for year-round control of these insects. Available in packets containing 6 x 1 mL tubes.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- Permethrin Topical Spot-on is an antiparasitic agent
- A topical or spot-on product
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- One application controls fleas and ticks for up to one month
- Kills more than 95% of fleas and ticks within 3 days of application
- Reduces mosquito bites within one day of application
- Controls lice infestations within 7 days of application
WHAT PETS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Do not use this on puppies less than 8 weeks of age
- Do not use on cats nor allow cats to have close physical contact with recently treated dogs
- Consult your veterinarian before using this product on sick, debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing pets
- If your pet has had an allergic reaction to permethrin or like products
Read and follow the label carefully. For external use on dogs only.
Your veterinarian has chosen the dosage size based upon your dog's weight. Apply a single dose once monthly or as recommended by your veterinarian. Do not apply in less than 7 days.
Remove one tube from the package by tearing along the serrations. Leaving the plastic tube attached to the cardboard backing, hold the tube upright and cut along dotted line. Invert the card over the dog and use the point of the card to part the hair of the dog at the application site. Squeeze the tube firmly to apply the required dosage of the solution. To be effective, the product must be applied directly on the skin, not on the hair.
Mosquitoes: Apply only when mosquitoes become a nuisance for the pet. The product should reduce mosquito bites for up to a month, but some factors such as bathing or swimming may reduce the duration of effectiveness. Do not apply at intervals of less than 7 days.
Lice: If the product is used specifically for lice, apply only when lice infestation occurs on the pet. Treatment should only be repeated if the lice infestation persists or reoccurs but do not apply at intervals of less than 7 days.
It may be desirable to use knockdown agents or remove attached ticks at time of treatment
As with all flea and tick control products, Permethrin Topical Spot-on should be used as part of a control program aimed at reducing flea populations in the dog’s environment (bedding, carpets, kennel, yard).
Do not apply product onto an open wound.
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 7 days unless instructed by your veterinarian. Begin a new schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
- Wear chemical resistant gloves when treating dog and avoid contact with treated area until dry. Wash hands with soap and water after application.
- Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Do not get in the eyes or on clothing.
- Store this product in its original packaging in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and animals. Keep from freezing.
- Do not use on cats nor allow a cat to ingest this product through grooming a recently treated dog. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Securely wrap original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in garbage. This product is very toxic to fish.
- Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Individual sensitivities (skin sensitivity, itchiness, redness or rash) can occur after using any pesticide. Observe your pet following treatment. If signs of sensitivity occur, discontinue use, bathe your pet with a mild shampoo and rinse with large amounts of water. Seek veterinary advice.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- What are the risks and benefits of using this product?
Tell your veterinarian about:
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
Permethrin Topical Spot-on has a wide margin of safety in dogs and may be used on any breed of dogs.
As with all prescribed medicines, Permethrin Topical Spot-on should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
Permethrin Topical Spot-on should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
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