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Sentinel Spectrum is a medication that can protect dogs from a wide variety of common parasites. Sold with a veterinarian’s prescription only, the drug is a combination of three medications: Praziquantel, Milbemycin Oxime and Lufenuron. Each of these medications is effective at killing specific parasites, making Sentinel Spectrum a simple way to promote health and well-being in dogs that weigh over 2 pounds and are at least 6 weeks old. One dose of the medication provides protection from heartworms and fleas for a full 30 days. In addition, the medication kills and prevents the colonization of hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms. An oral drug, the medication is a chew-able treat with a beef flavor that many dogs love. Different strengths are offered to suit the needs of pets of different weights.
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With Sentinel Spectrum you can protect your dog from both heartworm and fleas! And that’s not all – Sentinel Spectrum protects your dog from six types of parasite in all – heartworm, whipworm, hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm, and fleas! Also, administering the monthly tablet is a piece of cake thanks to Sentinel Spectrum’s beef-flavored chewable and tasty design. Sentinel Spectrum is sure to keep your dog pest free.
A Comprehensive Review of the Sentinel Spectrum Chewable Tablets
Sentinel Spectrum chewable tablets kill heartworms in all stages of development, adult hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Moreover, you can use Sentinel Spectrum to control flea population. These chewable tablets break the life cycle of the flea during the egg and larva stages. You can use the tablets on dogs and more than 6 weeks old puppies. In addition, these puppies should weight more than 2 pounds. In essence, Sentinel Spectrum eliminates the immature heartworm before they develop into adult worms.
How does it work?
Sentinel Spectrum is a preventive and a treatment drug for several worm infections. Each tablet contains milbemycin oxime and praziquantel components. These two components interfere with the worms’ nervous system, consequently eliminating the immature stage of the heartworm larvae. In addition, they eliminate the adult stage of various worms, including heartworms, whipworms, tapeworms and hookworms among others. In addition, the chewable tablet contains lufenuron, which is an insect development inhibitor. This component breaks down the flea lifecycle by impeding egg and larva development.
Sentinel Spectrum tablets come in beef or bacon flavor. Therefore, it is easy to administer because the dog will consume the tablet thinking it is a normal treat. You should administer the drug once a month, as a preventive measure. If your dog becomes suspicious, you can conceal the tablet in the meal, and the dog will consume the tablet unknowingly.
It is important to note that the tablet works effectively through chewing and not swallowing. In this regard, you should ensure that your dog actually chews the tablet. You can break the tablet into smaller pieces and put it in the dog’s food in order to enhance the drugs efficiency. The vets propose regular administration of the drug during mosquito season. Ensure that you administer the drug within 30 days of mosquito exposure.
Another important thing to note is that you should take your dog to a vet before starting the treatment. The vet will test if your dog has heartworm before starting the preventive treatment. One mosquito bite exposes the dog to heartworm and, therefore, it is important to administer the dose regularly. You should give the treatment on the same date every month to ensure consistency and effectiveness of the drug. If you live in cooler regions where there are no mosquitoes during winter, you can administer the drug seasonally.
Side Effects of Sentinel Spectrum
Typically, all drugs have side effects, what differs is the intensity of the effects. Most dogs do handle the drug with no side effects, but some are sensitive to the ingredients in the drug. In this regard, some dogs may vomit, diarrhea and scratch after the administration, although this is a rare occurrence. If your dog suffers from the symptoms, and they last for more than 24 hours, you should consult your vet.