First Topical Products Available that Kills Fleas in just 6 Hours
FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit VetPharm today announced
the introduction of a new flea treatment. Vectra(TM) for Cats & Kittens and
Vectra(TM) for Cats feature a combination of Dinotefuran and Pyriproxyfen
that delivers rapid, effective and more complete relief for cats and
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The new Vectra product:
-- Kills adult fleas within six hours.
-- Kills fleas that may transmit disease, including bartonellosis,
tapeworm and tularemia.
-- Controls the development of all flea stages: eggs, larvae and pupae for
at least one month.
-- Can be used on kittens as young as 8 weeks of age.
Dinotefuran is a novel, fast-acting third generation neonicotinoid not previously used on felines with a unique mode of action. Pyriproxifen, a superior second-generation insect growth regulator, controls the development of immature fleas and exhibits long-lasting activity on cats and kittens.
In side-by-side comparisons, Vectra outperformed the two leading feline treatments at two, six and 12 hours post treatment, in terms of adulticidal speed of kill. In flea reduction and egg hatchability studies, of the few eggs collected from Vectra-treated cats, all (100%) failed to hatch.
"Veterinarians have been waiting for a product like Vectra for Cats & Kittens and Vectra for Cats," said Dr. Albert H. Ahn, DVM, senior director of veterinary services for Summit VetPharm. "The chronic nature of flea control contributes to the potential for resistant fleas. Our feline product is a novel formulation fleas have never encountered."
Vectra is colorless, odor-free, non-greasy and quick-drying. The
unique, patented applicator features an elongated tip that makes it easy to
apply to a
|SOURCE Summit VetPharm|
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