Novartis Program Flea Treatment
To be fully effective the tablets must be administered together with food, eg, added into a portion of the daily food, hidden in pieces of meat, etc or administered by mouth after feeding. After administration, the dog should be watched for several minutes to ensure that the whole dose has been swallowed.
The tablets must be administered monthly (at approximately 30 day intervals).
- Red - for dogs 2.4 to 6.7kg = 1 red tablet (67.8mg)
- Brown - for dogs 6.8 to 20kg = 1 brown tablet (204.9mg)
- Grey - for dogs 21 to 40kg = 1 grey tablet (409.8mg) & For dogs between 41 and 80kg = 2 grey tablets
Each pack contains 6 tablets.
Program is a flea growth regulator. The compound is taken up by adult fleas in the bloodmeal and prevents the hatch of flea eggs. Program has no adulticidal activity.
Program prevents the flea from completing the life cycle in the environment. Treatment should be instituted approximately 1 month before the onset of the flea season and continued throughout the entire season. Dogs already infested with fleas should be treated with adulticides during the first 2 months of Program treatment as the effects of Program only become evident after the second treatment. It is essential that all dogs and cats (except unweaned puppies and kittens) living in a household are treated to control flea population.