Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil)
What is Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) used for?
Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) is a topical medication used to treat and prevent tick and flea infections affecting dogs. The solution operates by disabling and killing these parasites and their eggs allowing them to be washed off the body. The medication is also absorbed into the skin to prevent further infestations from occurring. Your veterinarian may also prescribe its use for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil)?
Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally administered once each month, but the best directions will be determined by the dog's age, weight, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. To administer the medicine remove one pipette from its packaging, open the applicator, separate the hair to expose the skin, and apply the solution direction to the skin. To get the most effective results you are recommended to apply the solution at three points including the base of the neck, the middle of the back, and close to the base of the tail. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each use to ensure it does not contact your skin or mucous membranes. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil)?
Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) will not cause side effects in most pets when used correctly. Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any worrying symptoms such as tremors, vomiting, severe diarrhea, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require special adjustments to your dog's frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) is only meant to be used on dogs and should not be applied to other animals or to humans. Do not apply the solution to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also suggested to bring your pet in for a medical check before beginning use to make sure it does not have any health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the prescribing vet while using Protektor Spot-On (Fipronil) on your dog. Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition it is being treated for.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform the vet if your dog is used for breeding and is pregnant or lactating, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is being given any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency veterinary care if your dog has any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction in dogs include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.