Preserve your pet protected from flaeas, ticks and parasites


MISS TECHKathy Moran – The Philippine Star

December 27, 2022 | 12:00am

One of many important considerations of a pet proprietor is discovering an answer to the prevention of fleas, ticks and different parasites that’s protected. They’re all the time looking out for the newest developments in tick and flea prevention as these parasites are the most important causes of illness in pets (and other people, too).

I lately found that Virbac, an animal well being pharmaceutical firm, dropped at the Philippines Effitix, a topical answer for canines used for the remedy and prevention of flea and tick infestations. What’s extra, this product has an added repellent exercise in opposition to mosquitoes, which transmit heartworms.

With lively components Fipronil and Permethrin, Effitix is an efficient spot-on answer that retains your canine protected from exterior parasites for as much as 4 weeks.

PHILIPPINE STAR: Are spot-on or exterior medicines as efficient as chewables for pets?

Boris the Schnauzer and Vodka the Bichon are comfortable pups — and parasite-free, too.

Effitix Spot-on is more practical as a result of it prevents the parasite from biting the canine, in contrast to chewables, which kill the parasite after it has bitten the canine. Effitix spot-on repels the parasite; thus no embedding within the hair and pores and skin. Moreover, it additionally repels mosquitoes, which might transmit heartworms, in contrast to chewables, which haven’t any repelling motion in opposition to mosquitoes.

What’s the assure that an exterior treatment is as efficient as chewable by way of flea and tick prevention?

Sleep protected: Effitix is on the market for small, medium and massive canines

There are impartial worldwide journals — “Parasite and Vectors” and Nationwide Library of Medication, amongst others — that revealed the effectiveness of Effitix in opposition to ticks and fleas, in addition to mosquitoes that trigger heartworm. Except for that, rigorous experiments carried out by Virbac, documented with video, within the final couple of years.

Does the exterior treatment final so long as it ought to?  Is there a assure?

Sure, as promised by the product, Effitix spot-on offers 4 weeks of safety. Supplied the animal is wholesome, it’s correctly administered and the precise dosage of the product was used.

Is there a chance {that a} pet could also be allergic to Effitix?

There’s a slight chance as a result of animals, like people, have allergy symptoms to completely different varieties of medication. We advocate consulting along with your veterinarian first, however Fipronil and Permethrin are confirmed protected and efficient for canines based mostly on medical research through the years.

What are some great benefits of utilizing exterior medicines within the prevention of fleas and ticks?

The parasite will likely be repelled; thus no biting within the pores and skin. As soon as an contaminated tick bites a canine, the parasite can infect the canine with the illness. Effitix Spot-on, alternatively, is a spot-on answer that solely stays within the pores and skin of the canine, in contrast to parasiticides that go internally into the pet’s system. Effitix Spot-on comes with 4 pipettes per field and the SRP is as little as P345 per utility/remedy, making it extra economical than others.

Do you know that fleas and ticks might be killed inside 24 hours following remedy? One remedy prevents additional infestations for 4 weeks, because it stays efficient after bathing, shampooing, water immersion or daylight publicity.

The product can be utilized as a part of a remedy technique for the management of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), lowering the danger of transmission of tick-borne ailments (canine ehrlichiosis, babesiosis) from contaminated ticks, and repellent (anti-feeding) exercise in opposition to mosquitoes (Culex pipiens, Aedes aegypti).

For simple and handy utility, Effitix incorporates a distinctive “drop-stop” pipette expertise that permits you to apply the product in simply the precise place in your pets — with no mess and no fuss.

The topical answer is on the market for puppies and canines eight weeks outdated or older in three dose sizes for canines from 4 to 40 kg.

With Effitix, you may sleep soundly at evening realizing that your pet canines are protected and protected against the risks of exterior parasites.

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Virbac Effitix is on the market at licensed on-line pet shops, and February 2023 at main bodily pet retailers and vet clinics. For data, go to their web site at, Fb Web page @VirbacPH, and Instagram profile @virbac_philippines.

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