Protektor general information
What is Protektor used for?
Protektor spot-on for medium dogs (10kg-20kg or 22lbs-45 lbs) is used for the treatment, prevention and control of fleas, ticks and biting lice and also to treat flea allergy dermatitis in dogs. Protektor spot-on for Dogs is a fast acting topical treatment that helps get rid of existing flea infestations for at least one month and prevents new flea infestations for up to three months. Protektor spot-on for Dogs also protects against the spread of Lyme disease, a bacterial disease that causes skin rash, fever, headache and fatigue and can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system. Lyme disease is passed on to humans and dogs by the bite of an infected tick that is carrier for the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Fleas and ticks exist in the environment in grass and in house carpets, so in it important to disrupt their life cycle and prevent the spread on the infestation. Protektor spot-on for dogs can be used on puppies from eight weeks old and is safe to use on breeding, pregnant or lactating animals.
How does Protektor work?
Protektor spot-on for medium dogs (10kg-20kg or 22lbs-45 lbs) contains fipronil a broad spectrum topical insecticide that kills adult fleas and flea larvae, also ticks and lice, by disrupting the insect central nervous system, causing paralysis and death. Fipronil in Protektor spot-on for dogs spreads over your dog’s body by mixing with the body oils and kills 100% of the fleas or ticks within 24-48 hours of application. Fipronil in Protektor spot-on for dogs kills newly emerged adult fleas before they lay eggs and usually before they bite decreasing the risk of flea allergy dermatitis. It also kills all stages of ticks preventing tick-borne disease transmission. Protektor spot-on for dogs collects in the hair follicles of the skin where it is slowly released to provide long-lasting protection from flea and tick infestation. Protektor spot-on for dogs has long lasting action and kills fleas for up to 3 months and ticks for one month.
What does Protektor contain?
Protektor spot-on for medium dogs (10kg-20kg or 22lbs-45 lbs) contains the active ingredient fipronil in solution 9.7% (w/v), a topical insecticide used to treat and prevent infestation of fleas, ticks and biting lice in dogs. It also contains absolute alcohol 10% (w/v). Each packet contains one applicator pipette.
What Protektor Spot-on for Dogs sizes are available
Protektor spot-on for dogs is available in different sizes depending on the weight of your dog:
- Small dogs up to 10kg (22 lbs) 1 x 0.67ml Pipette/Pack
- Medium dogs 10kg-20kg (22lbs-45 lbs) 1 x 1.34ml Pipette/Pack
- Medium/Large dogs 20kg-40kg (45lbs-90 lbs) 1 x 2.68 ml Pipette/Pack
- Large dogs 40kg-60kg (90lbs-135 lbs) 1 x 4.02ml Pipette/Pack
Treating flea infestation with Protektor
Protektor spot-on for medium dogs is a fast acting topical treatment used for prevention and control of flea infestation, and is also used to treat flea allergy dermatitis in dogs. Protektor spot-on for dogs contains fipronil, a broad spectrum topical insecticide that kills adult fleas within 24 hours of application and gets rid of existing flea infestations for at least one month. Protektor spot-on for dogs prevents new flea infestations for up to three months.
What are the side effects of Protektor?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Protektor spot-on for dogs include temporary redness and itching at the site of application.
How should Protektor be applied?
Each pipette in the pack of Protektor spot-on for medium dogs is a single treatment in one application. To apply Protektor spot-on for dogs to your dog’s skin, part the coat so the skin is visible at the point between the shoulders and squeeze the pipette to apply the entire contents to the skin, where it will spread throughout your dog’s coat within 24 hours and remains effective even if your dog swims, gets wet or is shampooed. To allow Protektor to work, leave for 48 hours after application before allowing your dog into water.
How often should Protektor be applied?
You should apply Protektor spot-on for medium dogs monthly to prevent infestation with fleas and ticks and it is effective even when in water or exposed to sunlight. If you have more than one dog in your household you should treat them all at the same time.
How should Protektor be stored?
You should store your Protektor spot-on for dogs below 25°C in a cool dry place.