Fipnil Spot-On for Cats 3's (Flea Control)
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- Fipnil Spot-On for Cats 3's (Flea Control)
Fipnil Spot-On for Cats 3 Pipettes (Flea Treament)
* FIPNIL CONTAINS THE SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT 'FIPRONIL' AS FRONTLINE *
Fipnil Spot-On is for the treatment of flea infestations. Fipnil Spot-On for Cats has a persistent insecticidal efficacy for up to 5 weeks against fleas. Although no immediate killing effect against ticks has been demonstrated, the product has shown an acaricidal efficacy against Dermacentor reticulatus. If ticks of this species are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours but they will be killed within a week.
Fipnil Spot-On can be used as part of a treatment strategy for Flea Allergic Dermatitis, where this has been previously diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon.
Dosage and administration
1 pipette of 0.5 ml per cat. Remove the pipette from the blister packaging. Hold the pipette upright. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure the contents are within the main body of the pipette. Twist and pull the snap-off top of the pipette to enable the contents to be expelled. Part the pet’s coat until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette directly against the bared skin and squeeze gently to empty its contents at two points along the cat’s back, preferably at the base of the head and between the shoulder blades, emptying approximately half the volume at each site. Squeeze the pipette several times to ensure dosing is complete.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Fipnil Spot-On should not be used on kittens less than 2 months old and/or weighing less than 1 kg.
Do not use on sick or convalescent animals.
Do not use in rabbits, as adverse drug reactions and even death could occur.
Do not use on animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
The product does not prevent ticks from attaching to the animals. Once dead, ticks will often drop off the animal, but any remaining ticks may be removed with a gentle pull.
Fleas from pets often infest the animal's basket, bedding and regular resting areas such as carpets and soft furnishings which should be treated, in case of massive infestation and at the beginning of the control measures, with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
For optimal control of flea infestation in a multi-pet household, all dogs and cats in the household should be treated with a suitable insecticide.
When used as part of a strategy for the treatment of Flea Allergy Dermatitis, monthly applications to the allergic patient and to other cats in the household are recommended.
It is important to make sure that the Fipnil Spot-On is applied to an area where the animal cannot lick it off and to make sure that animals do not lick each other following treatment.
Do not apply the Fipnil Spot-On on wounds or damaged skin.
Use during pregnancy and lactation: Laboratory studies using fipronil have not shown any evidence of teratogenic or embryotoxic effects. Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating queens. Use in pregnancy and lactation only in accordance with professional veterinary advice and a benefit/risk assessment.
In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water. If eye irritation persists seek medical advice and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands after use.
Animals or people with a known hypersensitivity to fipronil or any of the other ingredients should avoid contact with the product.
Treated animals should not be handled until the application site is dry, and children should not be allowed to play with treated animals until the application site is dry. It is therefore recommended that animals are not treated during the day, but should be treated during the early evening, and that recently treated animals should not be allowed to sleep with owners, especially children.
Do not use after expiry date stated on the label. Do not store above 25°C. Store in a dry place in the original package. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Dispose of empty packaging and any remaining product in the household refuse. Fipronil may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ponds, water ways or ditches with the product or empty container.
These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and from premises approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Our SQP Mrs Diane Harris, number QE7160, is available for advice regarding flea/worming schedules and procedures if required.
Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.
Always read the instructions before use.
Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.
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