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Sentinel for Dogs
A tasty, chewable tablet, Sentinel for Dogs make it easy to keep your dog protected against fleas and other parasites, including heartworm, for a month. Sentinel for Dogs is an easy to use solution for managing parasites in dogs and helps to keep dogs free of infestations of numerous pests for up to 30 days with a single dose. The medication is available with a prescription from a veterinarian and can be safely given to dogs at least 4 weeks old that weigh a minimum of 2 pounds. One of the two active ingredients in the drug is Milbemycin Oxime, which kills adult hookworms, roundworms and whipworms and also eliminates heartworm larvae. Lufenuron is the second active ingredient and kills flea eggs, causing existing flea infestations to eventually die. Beef flavored, Sentinel for Dogs comes in a chew-able tablet form in numerous strengths.
SKU: N/A. Categories: Dogs, Flea & Tick, Flea & Tick, Flea & Tick + Heartworm, Flea & Tick + Heartworm, Heartworm, Heartworm, Pharmacy. Tag: Rx Required.
Sentinel for dogs is an oral tablet for the prevention and control of flea populations, the prevention of heartworm disease and the treatment and control of roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms in dogs.
The active ingredients in Sentinel for dogs are Milbemycin oxime, a heartworm and parasite preventative, and Lufenuron, an insect growth regulator. Female fleas feeding on treated animals will produce eggs that cannot hatch. The interruption of the flea life cycle results in effective long term flea control on the pet as well as in the environment. Generally, Sentinel is well tolerated by dogs of all ages and breeds, including Collie breeds and other herding animals. Sentinel for dogs should be given with a meal. Consult your veterinarian for a recommendation on heartworm and flea prevention for your pet.
Sentinel for Dogs
To protect or guard your dog from adult roundworms, whipworms, adult hookworms, and heartworms you should use Sentinel, which is a monthly oral preventive medication, which effectively prevents the development of flea eggs. It is easy to administer, and it comes in tablets, which are flavored to make them palatable to dogs. Before giving your dog these tablets, you should consult your veterinarian for proper advice.
Sentinel works by eliminating the adult stage of whipworm, roundworm and hookworm infestations as well as eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae. It also inhibits egg development thus breaking the life cycle of the flea by using the insect development inhibitor component in the tablets. Sentinel also prevents and controls fleas by preventing fleas’ eggs from hatching or maturing into adults thus keeping their population at bay.
When administering Sentinel to your dog, you should do it as exactly as directed by the veterinarian and ask for clarifications where the instructions are not clear. Proper dosage should be given according to the weight of the dog. Thorough testing of your dog which includes testing for heartworm should be carried out before administering this medication to your pet. If your pet is off Sentinel medication for six months or less, then you should restart for effective preventive measures. The tablets should only be unwrapped when ready for use and they should be kept far away from children and pests like rats. In case you have a pregnant or lactating dog, always make sure that you consult your veterinarian for proper advice.
While eliminating hookworms and roundworms from your dog, it is very important to take great care because humans can also contract these worms. This means that proper hygiene must be observed. You should not feed your dog on rodents, raw fish or meat. Cleaning dog fecal matter is highly recommended to prevent re-infection. This will ensure that you completely eliminate the fleas, hookworms and roundworms from your household.
Using sentinel may exhibit several side effects such as vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, depression, diarrhea, seizures, weakness, itching, hives, and hyper-salivation among others. Although these side effects are not common, you should always consult your veterinarian for proper advice. In case, your dog is allergic to Sentinel medication you should let your veterinarian know.
In case you skip a Sentinel dose then there is nothing to worry because you just need to administer it as soon as you remember. You should, however, avoid giving a double dose because it will amount to overdosing. Symptoms of overdosing include vomiting, drowsiness, diarrhea, depression, seizures, and loss of appetite among others. You should seek emergency veterinary treatment for your dog in case of an overdose.