Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Introducing Activyl a state-of-the-art flea treatment

Activyl Spot-On is a new kind of flea treatment that delivers benefits beyond excellent flea control. Activyl is the first and only flea treatment to work by metabolic activation (bioactivation) meaning it only becomes highly active once it is inside the flea. This means Activyl is highly selective for fleas and minimises unnecessary chemical exposure to pets, people and their environment.
Activyl treats and prevents flea infestations in dogs and cats; Activyl Tick Plus, exclusively for dogs, controls both fleas and ticks. Activyl and Activyl Tick Plus will be available only on receipt of a prescription as it is classified as a POM-V.
Activyl is the first flea control product to utilize metabolic activation, or bioactivation of the active ingredient, to kill fleas. It is a topical, once-a-month ectoparasiticide containing indoxacarb, a compound never before used in animal health, with no known resistance in fleas. Following application, indoxacarb enters the flea by contact or ingestion and is converted by enzymes in the flea to an active highly insecticidal metabolite. Fleas stop feeding, become paralyzed and die within hours.
Activyl not only kills adult fleas, but also disrupts the flea’s life cycle by inhibiting the development of flea larvae in the pet’s surroundings. This aids in the environmental control of flea infestation and helps prevent re-infestation for up to a full month. Activyl is able to control developing stages of the flea in the environment, so there is no need for additional insect growth regulators. Activyl may also be used as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis
In laboratory studies, Activyl was shown to start killing fleas within hours of application and to keep killing newly arriving fleas within 8-12 hours for a full four weeks.1 In field studies, Activyl outperformed fipronil-containing products, making more dogs and cats flea free.
Dispensed in easy to use, single-application pipettes, Activyl is fragrance-free, dries quickly and remains effective following shampooing, swimming and exposure to sunlight. Five pipette sizes are available for small to extra-large dogs and two sizes are available for cats, small and large.
Activyl Tick Plus is exclusively for dogs and combines the effective flea control of Activyl with long-lasting protection against ticks. In addition to indoxacarb, Activyl Tick Plus contains permethrin, an acaricide with proven efficacy against ticks, which provides the added benefit, of repellent activity, to keep ticks off dogs in the first place. Studies have shown Activyl Tick Plus to be more than 96 percent effective against four tick species known to carry such diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease.4
Once applied, Activyl Tick Plus continues to kill fleas and repel and kill ticks for up to four weeks and remains effective following swimming and exposure to rain or sunlight. The product is also dispensed in easy to use, single application pipettes in a variety of sizes. It is approved for use in in puppies as young as eight weeks of age, weighing more than four pounds.
For more details visit www.petdispensary.co.uk

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