Selarid is a parasiticide that effectively protects dogs from reinfestation for as long as one month. It's also used to prevent and treat tick infestations caused by Dermacentor variabilis, sarcoptic mange, ear mites, and Dirofilaria immitis-related heartworm disease.
Who is Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs for?
Puppies and dogs 6 weeks old or more.
Why use Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs?
This substance is a potent insecticide that kills adult fleas and prevents eggs from developing. It is effective for one month after application. This formula prevents tick infestations caused by Dermacentor variabilis, sarcoptic mange, and ear mites in addition to fleas. This is a simple to use product that was created for canine use.
How does Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs work?
Selamectin is included in this product. After being exposed to Dirofilaria immitis larvae, this macrocyclic lactone molecule helps to prevent the formation of adult heartworms. It works only when administered within a month of heartworm exposure.
How is Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs sold?
Selarid is sold in 3 month/3 dose applicators for Puppies under 5 lbs (Mauve), and in 6 month/6 dose applicators for Dogs 5.1 to 10 lbs (Purple), 10.1-20 lbs (Brown), 20.1-40 lbs (Red) and 40.1-85 lbs (Teal).
What are the side effects of Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs?
Like most drugs, Selarid carries a risk of side effects. The most common side effect is hair loss at the application site, which may or may not accompany inflammation (including redness and flaking. Other potential side effects include: Vomiting Diarrhea (sometimes bloody) Inappetence (anorexia) Sluggishness (lethargy) Salivation Rapid breathing Itching (pruritus) Welts and hives (urticaria) Skin redness (erythema) Incoordination (ataxia) Fever Seizures (rare) Death (rare) Application site hair stiffness, clumping, discoloration, or a powdery residue (which have no effect on the product's safety or efficacy)
What special precautions are there?
Do not use on debilitated, underweight, or sick animals. Keep in a cool location away from sparks, flames, or heat. This item is combustible. Hands should be washed as soon as possible after handling with soap and warm water. Alcohol is included in this product. Do not apply to broken skin or a wet coat. Do not rub the product into the skin. Keep away from children.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Selarid (selamectin) Topical for Dogs?
Discard empty containers like any other household object. Keep away from open flame and extreme heat, as the product is incredibly flammable. Protect the product against sun exposure. Do not allow the product's temperature to exceed 86° Fahrenheit.
Do not massage or rub the solution into your pet's skin.
1) Using scissors, cut the tube from the packaging. 2) Hold the applicator upright and lightly touch the top to ensure there is no product in the tip. 3) Use a twisting motion or scissors to open the tip. 4) Part your pet's hair at the base of the neck with the other hand. 5) Touch the applicator tip to the skin once it is visible. 6) Empty the whole tube into a single location. 7) Before releasing the animal, check to see if the product is dried. 8) To discard, take precautions such as wrapping it in paper and tossing it in the regular garbage. 9) Repeat every 30 days. Normal doses are 2.7 mg per pound of weight.
Selarid for Puppies and Kittens under 5 lbs Active Ingredient (per 0.25 ml Tube) Selamectin 15 mg Selarid for Dogs 5.1-10 lbs Active Ingredient (per 0.25 ml Tube) Selamectin 30 mg Selarid for Dogs 10.1-20 lbs Active Ingredient (per 0.50 ml Tube) Selamectin 60 mg Selarid for Dogs 20.1-40 lbs Active Ingredient (per 1.0 ml Tube) Selamectin 120 mg Selarid for Dogs 40.1-85 lbs Active Ingredient (per 2.0 ml Tube)Selamectin 240 mg