Sentinel Spectrum Chews are used to prevent heartworm
disease, control flea populations and control intestinal worms in dogs. Regular
treatment with Sentinel provides long term protection and control of flea
infestations, and aids in the treatment of flea allergy dermatitis in
Sentinel Spectrum hews, just
approved by FDA in 2012, is an enhanced
version on the traditional Sentinel Flavor
Tabs. The new product adds the anthelmintic praziquantel
to the existing Sentinel formula, allowing for treatment and control of
tapeworms. This increases the cost by an extra
$3/dose compared to the old Sentinel Tab.
So do expect the product to be more "expensive".
For prevention of heartworm and control of intestinal worms, dogs should be
treated with Sentinel every month, preferably on the same date. Heartworm is
transmitted via mosquitoes, therefore the first dose of Sentinel should be
given within one month of the start of the mosquito season and monthly until
the end of the season for effective heartworm prevention. For best results
in terms of flea control, give Sentinel throughout the year without interruption.
Note: Growing puppies may gain sufficient weight during the course of treatment
to require an increased dose of Sentinel before a packet has been consumed.
A veterinarian should be consulted for appropriate dosing instructions for
The lufenuron in Sentinel inhibits the development
of flea eggs into adults; it does not have any action in killing the adult
fleas. Concurrent use of other products effective in killing adult fleas may be
necessary for complete flea control. All animals in the household should be
treated for fleas for full efficacy of the product. If a high adult flea burden
is present at the start of treatment with Sentinel Spectrum, administer a
product registered for use against adult fleas until the adult flea population
is reduced. Initially, treatment of the pet's environment may also be
recommended for severe flea infestations.
Each tablet contains: milbemycin oxime, lufenuron & praziquantel
Dosage and administration
Dose must be given with a full meal, either within food or immediately afterwards (to allow effective absorption of lufenuron).
|| milbemycin oxime
||2 - 10lbs
||0 - 4kg
||11 - 25lbs
||4 - 11kg
||26 - 50lbs
||11 - 22kg
||51 - 100lbs
||22 - 45kg
: Novartis Animal Health
Australasia Pty Limited