Flea & Tick Prevention, Bravecto for Cats
We are so fortunate to now have several very safe and effective flea control medications for dogs and cats. If you are feeling uncomfortable with using Vectra, you may want to ask your veterinarian for an alternative.
Feline Vectra is a product, launched in 1998, whichcontains pyriproxyfen as one of it's active ingredients. This is a synthetic hormone used to prevent the adult female flea from laying viable eggs and also prevents immature fleas from growing into mature adults. It's considered an insect growth regulator. Unfortunately, cats are very sensitive to the chemicals in flea preparations, especially synthetic ones (artificially made).
Vectra (dinotefuron, pyriproxifen)
A fast-acting topical parasiticide applied to the skin and effective for 30 days. Dinotefuron attacks the flea’s nervous system and kills on contact. Pyriproxifen is an insect growth regulator than inhibits flea eggs or larva from developing. Vectra is oil based and formulations are available for cats 8 weeks and older.Recently, a new line of flea control topicals, Vectra for Cats® and Vectra® for Cats & Kittens, has begun appearing in veterinarian clinics. Dr. Doering, who has been practicing dermatology in the Bay area since 1988, has been impressed with its results.No matter where you live in the country, fleas can pose a real threat to your cat. You need the fast-acting flea control of Vectra® for Cats and Kittens. Help protect your furry feline from discomfort and risk of disease. VCK kills fleas at all life stages. Here you can find out more about the powerful protection VCK provides your cat, watch informative videos and take advantage of our current special offers.“Vectra® has the quick-kill of adult fleas and a new insecticide which means that fleas should not be resistant," says Dr. Doering. "And, the IGR in the product also has an effect on the immature stages – eggs, larvae and pupae – which can still become adult fleas on your cat. Adult fleas are responsible for the flea stage that bites; however, pupae can survive up to six months in the home or environment. Pupae live in a type of cocoon and can stay dormant in a carpet for months until they are exposed to heat, motion or carbon dioxide released from the cat’s breathing. This can cause pupae to release the adult flea. It is important that cat owners pick up a flea product that has an IGR so the fleas do not have a chance of becoming adults. Whatever product cat owners buy, it must kill the adults and block the three immature growth stages.”No. Do not use Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies on cats, or any other animal. For cats, we recommend the flea-stopping power of Vectra® for Cats and Kittens.Vectra for Cats & Kittens®, Vectra for Cats®, and Vectra for Dogs & Puppies® all provide quick onset of activity against adult fleas, and controls all immature flea stages (eggs, larvae and pupae). Available in convenient dosing sizes according to body weight.