Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs RxBy Sentinel
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Sentinel Spectrum is used to treat and prevent heartworm disease, flea infestations, adult hookworms, and adult whipworm and roundworm infections.
Who is Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs for?
Puppies and dogs 8 weeks old or more and weigh a minimum of 2lbs.
Why use Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs?
Tapeworms are controlled and treated using Sentinel Spectrum (unlike Sentinel Flavor Tabs). This product also treats and prevents flea infestations, and it controls and treats hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms.
How does Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs work?
Lufenuron, which is found in Sentinel Spectrum, serves to control fleas by blocking their growth. Because it has little impact on adult fleas, it's best to use it in conjunction with an adulticide. It also contains milbemycin oxime, a macrocyclic anthelmintic that is thought to obstruct invertebrates' neurotransmission. When given as directed, it eliminates adult hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum); eradicates whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris canis), and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum); and kills heartworm larvae in the tissue stage.
Milbemycin oxime, Lufenuron & Praziquantel
How is Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs sold?
Sentinel Spectrum is sold based on your dog's weight in either 6 month (6 chews) or 12 month (12 chews) packs. Orange: 2-8 lbs Green: 8.1-25 lbs Yellow: 25.1-50 lbs Blue: 50.1-100 lbs
What are the side effects of Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs?
Weakness Drooling (Hypersalivation) Convulsions Incoordination (Ataxia) Skin Congestion Anorexia Hives (Urticaria) Itching (Pruritus) Lethargy Depression Vomiting
What special precautions are there?
Not proven safe for use in puppies younger than 11 weeks of age, nursing dogs, or pregnant dogs. Because of circulating microfilariae, a brief shock-like response can develop in heartworm-infected animals treated with Sentinel Spectrum. To avoid this problem, a test for adult heartworm infection should be completed before starting this drug. If your dog is infected, her or she must be treated adequately before commencing Sentinel Spectrum treatment.
What to do if overdose?
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs?
Store at a temperature of 59° to 77° Fahrenheit (15° to 25° Celcius) in a cool and dry location.
When hand-fed, 97 percent of dogs gladly take these chews. The dosage can be given with a small meal if desired. Do not give to a dog that weighs less than 2 pounds. To ensure proper dose, your dog should be weighed before treatment. Untreated pets might be reinfested. Capstar should be used once a week until no adult fleas can be seen. Apply twice weekly for serious infestations. More tablets can be used as necessary to kill adults picked up by your pet in an infected area. To treat flea infestations, Capstar includes nitenpyram. Within 30 minutes, this chemical starts killing adult fleas. If your dog is infected with fleas, using Capstar concomitantly with Sentinel Spectrum will provide faster relief. To prevent and control fleas, apply once a month. Before dosing or dispensing, read the package insert for detailed information about the medication.
Dosage per tablet based on size: Dogs 2 to 8 lbs: Milbemycin oxime 2.3 mg Lufenuron 46 mg Praziquantel 22.8 mg Dogs 8.1 to 25 lbs: Milbemycin oxime 5.75 mg Lufenuron 115 mg Praziquantel 57 mg Dogs 25.1 to 50 lbs: Milbemycin oxime 11.5 mg Lufenuron 230 mg Praziquantel 114 mg Dogs 50.1 to 100 lbs: Milbemycin oxime 23.0 mg Lufenuron 460 mg Praziquantel 228 mg Dogs Over 100 lbs: Administer the appropriate combination of chewables