Fleas are external parasites that can affect your pets by causing itching and allergies. It is necessary to have a proper flea control regime for your pet and regular medications should be administered to control fleas and ticks. Program Plus is one of the most popular flea and tick oral treatments that control flea infestation and adult stages of gastrointestinal worms.
Manufactured by Novartis, Program Plus is one of the most effective treatments for flea infestation as it contains Lufenuron, an Insect Development Inhibitor (IDI). The IDIs are known to slow down the development of Chitin which is a tough and semitransparent substance that is necessary for the formation of the outer layer of the flea. In the absence of Chitin, the flea eggs and larvae cannot develop and they die. The product also contains Milbemycin Oxime which is a broad spectrum antiparasitic. The ingredient is active against worms, insects and mites. Along with fleas, Program Plus also prevents adult stages of gastrointestinal worms such as heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms in dogs. Buy Program Plus and offer two-way protection to your dogs.
Program Plus is safe for puppies, pregnant bitches and adult dogs. The product comes in a tablet form and it should be given to dogs orally, preferably with its meal. The medication should be used throughout the year, in monthly intervals. Program Plus must be administered with a full meal to maximize absorption of the drug. It is completely absorbed in the stomach within three hours, with 95 per cent of the product deposited into body fat within 24 hours. It then releases slowly back into the bloodstream at therapeutic levels for 32 days.
Major side effects are rare with Program Plus Flea Treatment, less severe side effects may include transitory hypersensitivity reactions, including labored breathing, excess salivation, vomiting and pale mucous membranes. However, these side effects are caused by the release of proteins from dead fleas, and not as a direct toxic effect of Program Plus. If problems persist, it is recommended to consult a Veterinarian as soon as possible.
While Program Plus is a product for dogs, you can buy Program for Cats to protect your cat from fleas and worms. Program for Cats works instantly and rids your cat of fleas within 24 to 48 hours providing lasting protection for four weeks. Once swallowed the medication circulates in the cat’s blood stream and is passed onto the fleas when they bite your pet. Program is safe for kittens, pregnant queens and adult cats.
A pet should always be treated with the correct dosage of medicine according to bodyweight to avoid adverse effects of overdosing. It is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions about storing and handling the medicine. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and other pets and wash hands thoroughly after administering the medicine.