How does VECTRA 3D kill fleas and ticks on contact before they bite?
The VECTRA® 3D triple-action kills fleas and ticks on contact. Once they land on your dog, they will come into contact with the treated skin and hairs. The more they move on the dog to find a location for biting, the more they are exposed to the active ingredients of VECTRA® 3D and the sooner they are impacted.
Why should I worry about immature fleas?
While immature fleas do not feed on the animals, they represent a large proportion of a flea population and will develop into new adults ready for infestation.
Can VECTRA 3D be used on pets other than dogs?
No. Do not use VECTRA 3D on cats, or any other animal.
Do parasites have to bite in order for VECTRA 3D to work?
No. VECTRA 3D kills parasites through contact with your pet’s fur. No biting by the parasite is necessary.
Is it okay to apply VECTRA 3D more than once a month?
No. Do not apply more than once a month
Should I remove ticks I see on my dog before applying VECTRA 3D?
Yes. The sooner ticks are removed from your dog, the better you prevent the transmission of pathogens to your dogs.
Use an appropriate tick removal device. Be sure to remove the entire body of the tick, including mouth parts.
Does VECTRA 3D control other parasites besides fleas and ticks?
Yes. VECTRA 3D is proven to protect your dog for a full month from other major vectors such as mosquitoes and stable flies.
Is my cat at risk if I use VECTRA 3D on my dog?
To be at risk, your cat needs to ingest or to be in contact with VECTRA 3D when it is still wet. This can occur if your cat grooms a treated dog and if the application site is not dry yet. To prevent oral exposure of your cat to VECTRA 3D, we recommend keeping treated dogs away from cats after treatment until the application site is dry. Cats should not be allowed to groom dogs at the application site until the product has dried. Seek veterinary advice immediately if this occurs.
Are there possible interactions with other medicinal products?
Vectra® 3D contains dinotefuran, pyriproxyfen, and permethrin. Do not apply another pest control product such as a shampoo, collar, or
powder which contains these ingredients to the treated animal when using Vectra® 3D.
Can I brush my dog after applying VECTRA 3D?
Yes. Vectra® 3D remains effective after repeated combing of dogs. It is recommended not to brush or comb your dog until the application site is dry.
Is it okay for my pet to bathe or swim after applying VECTRA 3D?
Yes. VECTRA 3D remains effective in controlling fleas and ticks for a full month after swimming (once per week) or up to two shampooings or bathings. Do not bath or immerse your dog in water until the application site is completely dry. Please wait 48 hours before bathing or swimming.
When is the best time for VECTRA 3D administration?
We advise you to administer VECTRA 3D at the end of the day and/or preferentially before taking your dog for a walk.
How quickly does VECTRA 3D begins to work?
The quick onset of activity against adult fleas: starts working within 2 hours and kills in 6 hours.
VECTRA® 3D is effective against ticks 48 hours after it has been applied. If a tick infests the dog one day after administration, it will be killed within 24 hours.
Onset of activity is also very rapid against flying insects. VECTRA® 3D kills sand flies, mosquitoes and biting flies 24 hours after administration.
What age and body weight does my dog need to be before I can apply VECTRA 3D?
Vectra® 3D can be used on puppies as young as 7 weeks of age or > 2kg.
What are the contraindications of VECTRA 3D?
Do not apply Vectra® 3D on cats.
Do not use VECTRA 3D if your dog is sensitive to one of the ingredients in Vectra® 3D.
Talk to your veterinarian to see if Vectra® 3D is right for your dog.
What if VECTRA 3D comes into contact with delicate fabrics or materials?
We recommend administering Vectra® 3D outside or in a room away from susceptible surfaces. You should wait until the application site is dry before allowing your dog to come into contact with susceptible materials or surfaces.