Sentinel for dogs
Please note : The following information is from the manufacturer.
We will add more information soon.
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What is this medication used for
Sentinel is used in the prevention of heartworm disease and in the
control of hookworm, roundworm and whipworm. Sentinel is also used
to control fleas by preventing the development of flea eggs. The
medication does not kill adult fleas.
Sentinel is available by prescription as chewable Flavor Tabs.
How this medicine should be used
Sentinel is indicated for use in dogs and puppies four weeks of
age and older, and two pounds body weight or greater. The usual
dose of Sentinel for dogs 2-10 pounds is 2.3mg/46mg, 11-25 pounds
is 5.75mg/115mg, 26-50 pounds is 11.5mg/230mg and 51-100 pounds
is 23mg/460mg given once a month year round. An alternate treatment
is to give this medication once a month during the mosquito season
and also one month after the season ends.
What are the side effects
Side effects of Sentinel are rare although some animals may exhibit
depression, drowsiness, vomiting, itching, hives, loss of appetite,
diarrhea, seizures, convulsions, hypersalivation and weakness.
What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. The
pet should be tested for heartworm disease before starting this
medication. If the pet has been off heartworm preventative for 6
months or more, retest in 6 months since microfilaria, that take
6 months to mature, will cause a positive test result. Because humans
can contract hookworm and roundworm from animals it is important
to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate
fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents
or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup
of stools is recommended.
In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the original box. Do not remove the tablet
from the foil wrap until ready to give the medication. Keep this
medication out of the reach of children and pets.
This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is
intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise
and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information
is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should
always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning
the treatment of your pet.
The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions,
precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or
adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use
of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your
pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not
replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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