Certifect for Dogs
Manufactured by Merial, Certifect is a highly effective preventive and controlling treatment for saving dogs against fleas, ticks and chewing lice. The monthly spot-on treatment saves the pet from various tick-borne diseases by detaching ticks from the pet’s body. Suitable for 8 weeks and older puppies and dogs, this waterproof treatment prevents re-occurrence of fleas by killing its life stages.
Made up of fipronil, S-methoprene and Amitraz, the treatment also controls chewing lice and sarcoptic mange. This once a month application starts action within 6 hours, kills 100% ticks within 18 hours and fleas within 24 hours. It saves the pet from various diseases caused due to parasitic attacks and remains effective even if the treated pet splashes in water.
- Do not use on cats and pets suffering from diabetic or cardiac problems.
- Keep away from children and eatables.
- Some dogs may show sensitivity signs of lethargy and temporary itching. If the signs persist then contact a veterinarian.
- Wash hands and exposed skin after treating the pet.
How It Works
Once you have applied Certifect for Dogs to your dog, it starts killing pre-existing fleas and ticks quickly, with the help of fipronil, (S)-methoprene, and amitraz. Both Fipronil, a slow-acting poison that disrupts the central nervous system of fleas and ticks, and (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae, are long-lasting and work quickly to rid dogs of fleas and ticks. These two ingredients are stored in the sebaceous glands of your dog's skin and are wicked out of the hair follicles allowing for month-long protection against fleas and ticks. Certifect for Dogs also contains a small amount of amitraz, an insecticide that increases the tick-killing potency of fipronil. Unlike fleas, ticks tend to stay in one place on a host's body, but amitraz stimulates tick movement; therefore, increasing a tick's exposure to fipronil an effective tick-killing ingredient.
For dogs without flea and tick infestations, it works as an effective, long-lasting monthly topical preventative against fleas and ticks - just apply once a month.