Do you have a question about SENTRY® Fiproguard®? Use these frequently asked questions as a guide. Or contact us for more information.

Can I use this product on my dog while she is pregnant and/or lactating?

This product has been approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.

My dog is 12 years old. Your warning says not to use it on aged animals. Can I use it?

Please consult with your veterinarian to determine if your dog is able to have a pesticidal product applied to them. Even though your pet may be in good health, an older dog’s body and skin changes with age.

Does your product have an expiration date? What is the shelf life of the product?

This product has a shelf life of three to five years. When properly stored and under ideal conditions it will be five years. If there has been a variance in temperature (extreme heat for example), it may reduce the effectiveness of the product. Be sure to store the product in a cool (below 77°F/25°C) dry place inaccessible to children and pets. Do not refrigerate and protect from direct sunlight.

Can dogs and cats get lice and will this product kill lice?

Dogs and cats can get lice. This product does kill chewing lice.

What is chewing lice?

Chewing lice are insects that can be seen with the naked eye. They are flat and do not have wings. They are what are considered host specific (They do not tend to leave their preferred animal). Transmission of chewing lice is by direct contact with an infested pet. Unlike fleas and ticks, chewing lice do not travel in the environment, and spend their entire life cycle on the pet. We recommend contacting your veterinarian to determine if your pet is experiencing a chewing lice infestation.

What does “aides in the control of sarcoptic mange” or “Controls mites that may cause sarcoptic mange” mean? What is Sarcoptic Mange?

This product will help to reduce the population of the mites. Also known as “Canine Scabies”, this skin condition is caused by microscopic mites and can only be diagnosed by a veterinarian. These mites invade the skin of dogs and cause symptoms such as hair loss and severe itching. We suggest contacting your veterinarian to determine if your pet has this skin condition.

How is SENTRY Fiproguard Plus different from SENTRY Fiproguard Plus IGR?

SENTRY Fiproguard Plus IGR contained a different Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) (novaluron) and killed fleas, ticks, flea eggs, and chewing lice. SENTRY Fiproguard Plus contains the same IGR used in FRONTLINE® Plus (fipronil and (s)-methoprene) and carries all the same label claims: kills fleas, ticks, flea eggs, flea larvae and chewing lice. It is also waterproof.

Why isn’t the tube filled completely with the flea and tick topical?

Don’t be alarmed if the tube isn’t filled to the top with liquid. The same tube size is used for all of our flea and tick topicals and is filled according to the correct dosage, which is based on the size of the pet. Heavier pets required more liquid and smaller, lighter pets require less.

How does SENTRY Fiproguard spread over a pet’s body? How long does this take?

SENTRY Fiproguard is topical only. SENTRY Fiproguard for dogs is dispersed over the pet’s body by the natural oils on their skin and attaches to the hair follicle. This process can take up to 24 hours.

What are startle effects?

Some pets may experience anxiety or irritation initially after the application of the product.