Selarid for Puppies and Kittens
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Selarid (selamectin) is recommended for use in dogs six weeks of age or older and cats eight weeks of age and older for the following parasites and indications:
Dogs: Selarid kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month and is indicated for the prevention and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the treatment and control of ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations. Selarid also is indicated for the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) and for the control of tick infestations due to Dermacentor variabilis.
Cats: Selarid kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month and is indicated for the prevention and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the treatment and control of ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations. Selarid is also indicated for the treatment and control of roundworm (Toxocara cati) and intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) infections in cats. See package insert for complete product details.
- Kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month
- Prevents and controls flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations
- Prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria
- Treats and controls ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations
- Treats and controls intestinal hookworm (Ancyclostoma tubaeforme) and roundworm (Toxocara cati) infections in cats ∙Treats and controls sarcoptic mange due to Sarcoptes scabiei in dogs
- Controls Dermacentor variabilis tick infestations in dogs
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Do not massage Selarid into the skin.
Do not apply when the haircoat is wet.
Do not apply to broken skin – Selarid contains
Prior to administration of Selarid, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms. Selarid is not effective against adult D. immitis and, while the number of circulating microfilariae may decrease following treatment, Selarid is not effective for microfilariae clearance. Hypersensitivity reactions have not been observed in dogs with patent heartworm infections administered three times the recommended dose of selamectin solution. Higher doses were not tested.
Food and Drug Interactions
In well-controlled clinical studies, selamectin solution was used safely in dogs and cats receiving other veterinary products such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antiparasitics,
antibiotics, steroids, collars, shampoos and dips. Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog or cat in the past, and any medicines that you
are planning to use with Selarid. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your
dog’s or cat’s medicines can be given together.
Selarid is not for use in humans. Selarid should be kept out of reach of children. In humans, Selarid may be irritating to skin and eyes. Reactions such as hives, itching and skin redness have been reported in humans in rare instances
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effect is hair loss at the site of application with or without inflammation (redness, flaking) in cats. Other side effects reported in cats and dogs include vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, anorexia (decreased appetite), lethargy (sluggishness), salivation, rapid breathing, pruritus (itching), urticaria (welts, hives), erythema (skin redness), ataxia (incoordination), fever and rare instances of death
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
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