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New Advancements in Parasite Control – Parastar Plus

Just as we recently moved from Sentinel to Trifexis, we’re announcing our phasing-out of Frontline and our phasing-in of Parastar Plus. And just as our decision to move to Trifexis was because we believe it is a better product for our patients, our decision to move to Parastar Plus is based on our belief that it is the best product currently available for flea and tick control with dogs.

Why? Parastar Plus contains one of the same active ingredients, fipronil, as Frontline. So there’s no change in that department. But… Parastar Plus combines fipronil with cyphenothrin, which kills ticks within 1 hour. You read that correctly. In fact, studies have shown that it still has this rapid tick-kill 28 days after application. (Important note: Do not use Parastar Plus on cats, as cyphenothrin is harmful for cats.)

Ticks are on the increase in Ohio, and especially for the dogs at risk, having a product on board that is both maximally safe and maximally effective is best for the dog and for the people in the dog’s environment. Many of the tick-borne diseases that affect dogs also can affect people (they’re zoonotic diseases).

Our move from Sentinel to Trifexis fits with our mission of providing kind, compassionate and comprehensive health care for our patients. When a better product, treatment or procedure comes along, we make it our priority to make it available to our patients.

2 Comments

  1. Jim

    Posted August 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Can parastar plus be used when our dog is on clindamycin?

    Thank you

  2. Dr. Ryan Gates

    Posted August 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Without a valid Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship, I cannot comment specifically on your case or on your dog.

    ParastarPlus is not a systemic medication and its mechanism of action does not interfere with clindamycin. Having said that, you should consult your veterinarian before combining any two treatments. If a dog is on clindamycin for the treatment of a skin infection, perhaps using a topical product isn’t the best idea. Your veterinarian, who can examine your dog, is the best judge of this.

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