Frequent Questions

How can I make sure my pet will not be harmed when I use spot-on flea and tick products?

When using spot-ons, it is vital that you read the product label and follow all instructions.

  • Ensure that you are using the correct spot-on for your specific pet and particular pest problem.
  • Spot-on products labeled for dogs must only be used on dogs (and not cats), for example.
  • Also, a spot-on that only controls fleas must not be applied to a pet for tick control.
  • You must observe all age and/or size restrictions and any reapplication intervals identified.
  • Do not use a spot-on on weak, aged, medicated, sick, pregnant, or nursing animals without first reading the label to see if there are warnings about use on these sensitive animals and consulting a veterinarian.

Pets have varying sensitivities to pesticides. You should closely observe your pet during and after treatment and monitor it for any signs of an adverse reaction, particularly when using these products for the first time.

For more information see:  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/flea-tick.htm

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