Can Vectra be used on cats?
Vectra® for Cats and Kittens is a once-a-month topical treatment for use on cats against all flea life stages (eggs, larvae, pupae and adult fleas). Fast-acting – kills fleas in 6 hours. Kills by contact, fleas do not have to bite. Quick drying and non-greasy.
Do you need a prescription for Vectra for Cats?
The topical is used for the prevention and treatment of adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae and pupae. Vectra for Cats is an over-the-counter (non-prescription) product that is available in 2 different packages for cats and kittens of different sizes: 2-9 lbs (Tan Box) and 9+ lbs (Green Box).
Is Vectra toxic to cats?
Vectra 3D(tm) is toxic to cats and should not be used in households with cats. This product kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, and contains pyriproxyfen, an insect growth regulator which prevents development of flea eggs and larva. Vectra 3D(tm) is recommended for monthly application.
Why is my cat drooling after I put flea medication on her?
The most common signs of toxicity from pyrethrum-based flea products are muscle tremors and excessive salivation. Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling.
Does Vectra for Cats have an expiration date?
see less There is no expiration dates on Vectra products produced for sale in the USA. Vectra is classified as a general use pesticide and is governed by the EPA, not the FDA.
How big of a dose of Vectra do I need for my Cat?
Like in case of all flea medications, the dosage usually depends on the weight and age of your cat [7, 8]. Vectra is available in two sizes, 0.8 ml (for cats & kittens over 8 weeks or 2-9 lbs), and 1.2 ml (for adult cats over 9lbs) in 3- or 6-dose packages .
How does Vectra work to kill fleas in cats?
How does Vectra work in cats. The active ingredients in Vectra, dinotefuran, and pyriproxyfen have antiparasitic properties, which help in killing fleas in the fur coat or on the skin. As an insecticide, dinotefuran acts on the nerve receptors of the flea, thereby disrupting their bodily functions.
What kind of skin condition does Vectra help with?
It helps in preventing diseases like tularemia, bartonellosis, tapeworm, and ear mite infections, as well as managing allergic dermatitis (itchy skin condition) associated with flea infestations [1, 2].
What should I do if I swallowed a Vectra?
Vectra may be harmful when accidentally swallowed or absorbed through the skin. In case of contact with eyes, rinse gently and thoroughly with water for at least 20 minutes. If your skin is exposed or your clothing is contaminated, wash it immediately with soap and plenty of water.