Sentinel



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This prescription medication requires a current annual visit to a Penny Paws clinic. We also require a current annual heartworm test for canine medication containing heartworm preventive.

What is Sentinel?

 

Sentinel is the only monthly oral preventive that guards against heartworms, adult roundworms, adult hookworms, whipworms, and prevents the development of flea eggs. Sentinel requires a prescription from your Penny Paws veterinarian.

For: 
Dogs
 
Benefits:
Comes in palatable flavored tabs
Easy to administer just once a month

How it works: 
Milbemycin oxime eliminates the tissue stage of heartworm larvae and the adult stage of hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infestations. Lufenuron, the other active ingredient, is an insect development inhibitor that breaks the flea life cycle by inhibiting egg development. Lufenuron prevents most flea eggs from hatching or maturing into adults and thus prevents and controls flea populations by breaking the life cycle.

Sentinel may be given along with Capstar, which treats flea infestation.

Cautions: 
Side effects are rare, though some animals may exhibit depression, drowsiness, vomiting, itching, hives, loss of appetite, diarrhea, or seizures. If these or other symptoms develop contact your veterinarian. Its important to maintain good personal hygiene, since humans can contract hookworms and roundworms. Its also important to eliminate fleas and to not feed your pet uncooked meat or fish. To prevent re-infection, clean up stools on a daily basis. Consult your veterinarian for pregnant or lactating dogs.

Click here to access the Sentinel rewards program.

 

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