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Q: Can Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies be used on pets other than dogs?
No. Do not use Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies on cats, or any other animal. For cats, we recommend the flea-stopping power of Vectra® for Cats and Kittens.
Q: Do fleas have to bite in order for VDP to work?
No. Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies kills fleas through contact with your pet's fur. No biting necessary.
Q: How does Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies kill fleas on my dog?
Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies protects your pet with two powerful active ingredients. Dinotefuran is the insecticide that works in combination with Pyriproxifen, an insect growth regulator (IGR). Vectra® efficacy data confirms VDP has one of the fastest onsets of action of any flea product, with long-lasting protection against all stages of fleas.
Q: How quickly does VDP begin to work?
Clinical studies have shown that fleas are killed in 6 hours on dogs or puppies treated with the active ingredients in Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies.
Q: Is it okay for my pet to bathe or swim after applying VDP?
Sure. Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies remains effective controlling fleas for a full month if your pet is immersed in water through swimming or regular bathing.
Q: Is it okay to apply VDP more than once a month?
No, only apply VDP once in a 30-day period. It is not necessary for more frequent applications - Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies provides powerful protection against fleas for a full month.
Q: What age does my dog need to be before I can apply VDP?
Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies can be used on puppies as young as 8 weeks of age.
Q: Where can I buy Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies?
VDP is only authorized for purchase from your veterinarian. If you come across Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies being sold anywhere else, please let us know at 1-800-999-0297.
Q: Why am I still seeing fleas on my dog after applying VDP?
While Vectra® for Dogs and Puppies does kill on contact, it is possible that you could still see fleas on your dog for a period of time. Usually these are new fleas existing in the environment, or fleas that have been exposed to VDP and have yet to perish.