Dr. Tony answers your questions

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

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

What are the common signs of allergic reaction to a flea and tick product?

A:

Allergic reactions to our products are extremely rare. However, an animal can have sensitivities to ANY flea and tick product (similar to the way humans can have allergic reactions to peanuts, dairy, bee stings, etc.). Signs that would be typical of an allergic reaction could include skin sensitivity (such as redness and rash), hair loss, itchiness, lethargy and/or loss of appetite. If your pet shows signs of allergic reaction, we would recommend that you thoroughly bathe your pet with degreasing dish soap such as Dawn or Palmolive and rinse with large amounts of cool water. Symptoms should improve within a few hours to 24 hours of bathing. If symptoms continue longer or seem to be getting worse, consult your veterinarian. Vomiting, foaming at the mouth, salivating, and diarrhea are not commons signs of an allergic reaction. However this can occur if the pet has ingested some of the product. The symptoms should be mild and stop within 24-48 hours of ingestion of the product. We recommend giving a cats water and tuna juice or water, and dogs a small amount of food immediately after you see signs of ingestion.

Q:

I have used this product on my pet and he/she still has fleas. Why is this?

A:

Most of our products will take at least 24 to 48 hours to begin killing fleas that are already on the pet. In addition if the animal and/or home have a large enough infestation, it may take more than one treatment to start reducing the flea population (Do not use the product more often than recommended). Pests can infest the home and yard and wreak havoc - beginning long before fleas can be seen. Active adult fleas make up only about 5% of an infestation, for instance, meaning that 95% of fleas lurking around pets, the home and yard are pre-adult fleas prime for creating an infestation. The very best way to treat fleas and ticks is to prevent an infestation in the first place.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Dr. Tony

Meet Dr. Tony

When it comes to helping pets live healthier, happier lives, it's hard to find someone more dedicated than Dr. Tony Johnson. "Dr. Tony", as pet parents and colleagues refer to him, is a board-certified veterinarian and specialist in emergency medicine and critical care.

In addition to working as an ER veterinarian at a large pet hospital, Dr. Tony is also a clinical assistant professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at a major national university. His expertise, humor and huge heart for animals are shared with millions through his global presentations and regular conributions to the Pet Health Central Blog.

Dr. Tony is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. When not practicing veterinary medicine or teaching, he can usually be found with his wife, son and beloved pets - most of whom were former trauma patients he adopted after nursing them back to health.

Where to Buy SENTRY® Fiproguard®

To purchase this product, visit one of these retailers.