Why You Should Choose Vectra for Dogs
Your dog is a valued member of your family, which is why you need to help them stay healthy and happy. And part of that is making sure their coat is clean and free of irritating and potentially dangerous parasites. Vectra for dogs is a safe and effective medication that will protect them from a variety of pests and parasites and give you and your family peace of mind.
Vectra Flea and Tick Treatment
It's absolutely essential that you protect your dog from parasites and pests that can cause irritation and also pass on potentially life threatening diseases. Vectra 3D is a topical treatment that's fast acting and provides protection for your dog from a variety of pests for a full month. It's also a repellant, which means that it will not only kill the pests that are already on your dog's skin, it will also stop other parasites from landing on them.
Vectra for dogs contains Dinotefuren, Permethrin, Pyriproxyfen, and other ingredients that are designed to treat and prevent parasite infestations and bites. It kills and gives protection against bites from fleas, mosquitos, ticks, mites, lice and sand flies. Best of all, it starts working fast. Within 5 minutes after treatment flea feeding starts to slow, and within 6 hours the fleas start dying. This is faster than other products on the market today.
One of the ingredients in Vectra also works to interrupt the flea life cycle. These are tenacious little pests that can be difficult to completely eradicate. Even if you kill the adult animals, they often leave eggs and larvae behind to ensure future infestation. But Vectra will prevent hatching and development at every stage of this life cycle and prevent future infestations.
Vectra is easy to apply, dries fast and keeps working even after bathing or swimming. Just make sure you let the medication dry and has a chance to spread before your dog goes swimming, or before they have a bath.
A parasite doesn't have to bite your dog to spread disease, which is why Vectra repels parasites before they attach to your animal. Parasites such as fleas, mosquitos, and ticks are not only irritating and potentially dangerous on their own, they can also carry diseases that affect humans. Some of the problems associated with these parasites are:
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Dengue Fever
- Ross River Fever
How to Use Vectra
Vectra is easy to use and should be applied once a month for full protection for your dog from parasites. Apply the treatment as follows:
- Weigh your dog beforehand to make sure you get the right Vectra strength.
- Remove the tube from the box and hold upright.
- The tube has a plastic cap that has two ridged platforms that are parallel to each other. Press these together gently to open the tube.
- Press the tip to the base of the dog's tail, parting the hair so the medication goes on the skin.
- Squeeze the tube gently and move the applicator all the way up the back to the base of the neck. There should be enough liquid to draw a line all the way up the dog's back.
- Discard the tube and wash your hands.
Vectra 3D can be used on dogs over the age of 7 weeks. The required dose depends on the weight of the animal, so there are 4 different strengths available to suit any sized animal. These are color coded for ease of identification. The four strength are used for animals within the following weight ranges:
- 2.5 - 20 lbs
- 21 - 55 lbs
- 56 -95 lbs
- Over 95 lbs
Vectra for dogs shouldn't be used on animals who are in poor health, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, or dogs that have had a reaction to medications in the past. Talk to your vet for more information if you're concerned about using this treatment on your dog.
Possible Side Effects
Vectra 3D for dogs is the safest parasite treatment for dogs on the market at the moment. Compared to other similar products, it has a very low chance of causing side effects. However, with any medication it's always best to be cautious, so make sure you discontinue treatment and consult your vet if you notice any worrying symptoms. The most common side effects include:
- Redness of the application site.
- Scratching or irritation at the site.
- Anxiety or agitation
There are some less common but more worrying side effects of this treatment, but they're extremely rare. See your vet immediately if you notice the following:
- Racing heartbeat
Health Warnings for Humans
Vectra for dogs can cause damage or illness if ingested or rubbed into your eyes. So avoid getting it on your skin or clothes while you're applying the treatment, and wash your hands immediately after. Keep small children away from your dog after treatment until the medication has fully dried.