Prac-tic Spot-On solution is specifically developed for the treatment and prevention of flea infestation (Ctenocephalides canis and C.felis), and is effective against new infestations with fleas for a minimum duration of 4 weeks.
It contains Pyriprole which kills fleas within 24 hours post exposure, and one application prevents flea infestation for 4 weeks, and can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).
Prac-tic provides a full month’s tick and flea protection in each treatment
Prac-tic remains effective after walks in the rain, or swimming¹
Prac-tic remains effective, even after shampooing¹
Prac-tic ensures your dog is protected all month long, wherever they go, whatever they get up to!
Prac-tic kills 99% of ticks in 48 hours¹
Prac-tic kills 100% of fleas in 24 hours¹
Prac-tic Spot-On can be used on puppies from 8 weeks of age and weighing over 2kg.
Reference: 1. Schuele G et al. The effect of water and shampooing on the efficacy of a pyriprole 12.5% solution against brown dog tick (R.sanguineus) and cat flea (C.felis) infestations on dogs (2008) 151(2-4); 300-311. Dogs should not be bathed or shampooed 48 hours before treatment. Immersion of the animal in water or shampooing within 24 hours after treatment may reduce the efficacy of the veterinary medicinal product. However, weekly immersion in water did not affect efficacy against fleas and ticks. Veterinary Parasitology (2007) doi: 10.10.16/j.vetpar.2007.10.009.
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Do not use in dogs less than 8 weeks of age or with a body weight of less than 2 kg. Do not use in case of known hypersensitivity to phenylpyrazole class compounds or any of the excipients. Do not use on sick (e.g. systemic diseases, fever) animals or animals recovering from disease. This veterinary medicinal product is specifically developed for dogs. Do not use in cats, as this could lead to overdosing. Do not use in rabbits.
Part the coat between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the spot-on pipette on the skin and squeeze gently to empty its contents onto the skin, preferably at two spots, one at the base of the skull and a second 2-3cm's further back.
Within each weight range the entire contents of the correct size pipette should be deposited on the dog’s skin.
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short term coverWe bought this product to cover our dogs from getting ticks while in France because of the risk of rabies.. They did not pick up any ticks for a couple of weeks, however, a month later back in the UK one of them picked up a tick. So, my summary is that it works well in the short term and is certainly cheaper than buying form the vets who add a sizeable mark up.
Practic worksI have used Practic for some years and found it good against fleas and particularly tics.