Previously indicated against Dermacentor reticulatus, this feline spot-on but now has a killing effect within 48 hours with efficacy for up to two weeks on both this and the Ixodes ricinus tick.
Pestigon for Cats has been granted an extension to its licence which now sees it indicated against the Ixodes ricinus tick.
Pestigon is a fipronil spot-on solution for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and ticks in dogs and cats, manufactured by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd.
The cat product was previously indicated against Dermacentor reticulatus but now has a killing effect within 48 hours with efficacy for up to two weeks on both this and the Ixodes ricinus tick.
Michelle Jones, Norbrook’s small animal brand manager, said: “The extension of our licence for Pestigon in cats is welcome news. The Ixodes ricinus tick is one of the most common ticks found in the UK. Pet owners need to be aware that choosing a treatment that kills ticks as well as fleas is vital, with ticks potentially spreading diseases such as lyme disease.”
Launched in August 2012, Pestigon spot-on offers vets an exclusive brand that cannot be bought from the usual retail outlets. It is available from all wholesalers in packs of 3, 6 and 24.
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