Simparica for dogs is a quick-acting, long-lasting flea and tick medicine. Simparica will begin killing off fleas and ticks within hours and provide protection for one month after ingesting the oral chew. It is a safe and effective year-round treatment for dogs six months and older and weighing more than 2.8 pounds. A prescription from your veterinarian is required. Simparica is a liver-flavored chew and comes in multiple dosages to match your dog’s size and weight.
Simparica is for dogs age 6+ months and weighing 2.8+ pounds
What does Simparica for dogs treat?
Simperica is useful for treating a variety of flea and tick species. It begins killing off fleas within three hours and ticks in eight hours. Fleas begin dying off within three hours. Ticks within eight hours. Species targeted include:
- Lone Star tick
- Gulf Coast tick
- American dog tick
- Deer tick/black-legged tick
- Brown dog tick
How does Simparica affect my dog?
Simparica works by transmitting its active ingredient, solaner, from your dog to biting insects. Solaner affects the neuromuscular control of fleas and ticks, leading to their death. When administered once a month, the effects of Simparica will continue to ward off flea and ticks through the same method.
Using Simparica safely
While generally safe, as with all medications, your dog might experience some of the following side effects:
- decreased conscious proprioception
- decreased or absent menace
Simparica is not for human consumption and should be kept out of reach of pets and children. Simparica is not for use with cats experiencing flea and/or tick problems. It is important to remember that Simparica should only be used in dogs older than six months and weighing more than 2.8 pounds. Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs should not be treated with Simparica. There are no contraindications when given alongside other medicine.
How to get a prescription for Simparica
If you have found or observed signs of flea or tick infestation on your dog, call or visit your veterinarian to discuss treatment options. Your vet will advise you on best treatment options, which includes Simparica.
Simparica can be fed as if a treat or mixed into your dog’s food (either whole or broken up). Please follow the advised dosage for your dog.
2.8–5.5 lbs: 5 mg
11.1–22 lbs: 20 mg
22.1–44 lbs: 40 mg
44.1–88 lbs: 80 mg
88.1–132 lbs: 120 mg
Simparica for dogs can be administered at the first sign of insect infestation. It is important that your dog take the proper dosage to effectively control fleas and ticks. Continue to give your dog Simparica each month to prevent future flea and tick problems.
You may also administer Simparica monthly as a preventative treatment either in season or year round.