Your pet’s risk of exposure to ticks and fleas is inevitable. Ticks and fleas can be gotten from contact with other animals in your neighborhood, or in the environment such as your yard. Adult parasites and their eggs can be found in the woods, high grass or low shrubs, where they can easily latch on to your pet’s fur or skin. What’s the best way to prevent tick and flea infestation? Fipronil, the active ingredient in Pet Armor, is the leading drug of choice in defending against ectoparasiticides. Now that the Fipronil patent (U.S. Patent # 5,232,940) has expired, generic products are now available to the market. Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole that is readily absorbed into the sebum (skin oil) and has prolonged residual activity on both dogs and cats.
For maximum efficacy at a lesser price, consider Pet Armor to protect your pets from ticks, fleas and chewing lice. Pet Armor is a spot-on treatment that comes in a pipette to be applied on the dorsal skin of your pet (between the neck and shoulders). Apply the liquid directly on the skin by parting your pet’s hair. All the advantages you are looking for in an ectoparasiticide are with Pet Armor.
- long-acting (Re-apply after 30 days);
- waterproof (No need to reapply after water exposure);
- approved for puppies and kittens older than 8 weeks;
- less cost (compared to Frontline).
Packaging of Pet Armor comes in three different types, for small, medium and large dogs (also available for cats). To help you remember when to re-apply, each box comes with fun in-package monthly reminders. It is good to know that it is much easier and less expensive to prevent tick and flea infestation, compared to treating it. Our beloved pets are susceptible to blood parasitism and severe blood loss if you allow these pests to proliferate. Add to that, the hypersensitivity reaction that would result to scratching and irritability. Don’t let your pet be infested with ticks and fleas.
In addition, the content concentration of Fipronil in Pet Armor is trustworthy and effective. It contains 9.7% Fipronil and 90.3% inert ingredients, the same concentration as other leading products. Some pet owners are worried about the harmful side-effects of Fipronil; however, it has been shown to be safe and effective over the years. Some temporary irritation may be seen over the area of application, as some dogs are more sensitive than others. If your dog continues to show signs of sensitivity, contact your veterinarian immediately.