(Not available to Australian customers)
What is Certifect?
Certifect for Dogs is Merial's new long-lasting, monthly topical flea and tick preventative. It works just like Frontline Plus with the addition of amitraz, a powerful tick-killing ingredient. It kills ticks and adult fleas rapidly and destroys the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs and larvae as well. Most topical tick treatments can take 24-48 hours to kill ticks, but Certifect for Dogs begins killing ticks in 6 hours and kills up to 100% of ticks in 18 hours. Furthermore, it is the only topical tick product that forces ticks to detach from an infested host. Certifect for Dogs provides complete flea control by killing adult fleas and preventing development of all flea stages. It not only kills fleas and ticks rapidly, but it continues to protect dogs from fleas and ticks for a whole month - even when swimming or bathing. In addition, Certifect for Dogs kills chewing lice and can also be used to control chewing lice and sarcoptic mange infestations.
| Unit Dose
|5 - 22lbs
|2 - 10kg
|23 - 44lbs
|10 - 20kg
|45 - 88lbs
|20 - 40kg
|89 - 132lbs
|40 - 60kg
Dogs and puppies (8 weeks or older, weighing 5 or more pounds)
* Effective, monthly topical flea and tick preventative that works just like Frontline Plus
* Begins killing ticks in 6 hours and kills up to 100% of ticks in 18 hours, including the Deer Tick which can carry Lyme disease
* Kills adult fleas and destroys fleas' life cycle by killing flea eggs and larvae
* Each application provides a sustained full month of protection
* Kills chewing lice and aids in the control of chewing lice and sarcoptic mange infestations
* Can be used on pregnant and lactating dogs
How it works:
Once you have applied Certifect for Dogs to your dog, it starts killing pre-existing fleas and ticks quickly, with the help of fipronil, (S)-methoprene, and amitraz. Both Fipronil, a slow-acting poison that disrupts the central nervous system of fleas and ticks, and (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae, are long-lasting and work quickly to rid dogs of fleas and ticks. These two ingredients are stored in the sebaceous glands of your dog's skin and are wicked out of the hair follicles allowing for month-long protection against fleas and ticks. Certifect for Dogs also contains a small amount of amitraz, an insecticide that increases the tick-killing potency of fipronil. Unlike fleas, ticks tend to stay in one place on a host's body, but amitraz stimulates tick movement; therefore, increasing a tick's exposure to fipronil an effective tick-killing ingredient.
For dogs without flea and tick infestations, it works as an effective, long-lasting monthly topical preventative against fleas and ticks - just apply once a month.
Temporary lethargy and itching may occur; if signs persist after a few days of application, contact a veterinarian immediately. Do not apply more than once a month. Do not use Certifect on dogs diagnosed with diabetes or heart problems. DO NOT USE ON CATS.
Certifect for Dogs
Fipronil, (S)-methoprene, amitraz
What is this product used for:
Certifect for Dogs provides complete flea and tick protection by killing adult fleas and ticks rapidly and destroying the flea life cycle. It is a long-lasting flea and tick monthly preventative for dogs only, 8 weeks of age or older and weighing at least 5 pounds, and begins to kill ticks within 6 hours of application. It also detaches ticks when applied to a dog with a pre-existing infestation. In addition, it kills chewing lice and aids in the control of chewing lice and sarcoptic mange infestations.
How this product should be used:
Certifect for Dogs comes in a dual chamber pipette, fipronil and (S)-methoprene are contained in one chamber and amitraz in the other. The pipette is designed to dispense all three ingredients simultaneously. Certifect for Dogs should be applied once a month to two spots, on your dog?s neck at the base of the skull and between the shoulder blades where he or she cannot lick. Certifect for Dogs is safe for use on breeding, pregnant, or nursing dogs.
What are the side effects:
Temporary lethargy and itching may occur. If signs persist after a few days of application, contact a veterinarian immediately. DO NOT use on dogs diagnosed with diabetes or heart problems. Contact a veterinarian before using on dogs that are medicated, debilitated, aged or obese. Certain medications can interact with pesticides. Amitraz is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); therefore, people taking MAOI-containing medication, or who are diabetic must take particular care when handling this product.
What special precautions are there:
Harmful if swallowed. Causes moderate eye irritations. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water- after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in the some individuals.
In the event of an overdose:
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
What should I avoid while giving Comfortis: Your pet may maintain normal activities and interactions while being given Comfortis. The safe use of Comfortis chewable tablets in male dogs intended for breeding has not been established.
How should I store this product:
Store unused product in original container in a cool, dry place, away from heat or open flame and out of the reach of animals and children.
Availability: Certifect for Dogs is a non-prescription (OTC) product.