Vectra® Topical Solution for Cats
Vectra® Topical Solution is a once a month topical application that controls adult fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, and flea pupae in cats.
Cats (at least 8 weeks of age weighing more than 2 lbs)
Vectra® Topical Solution is a colorless, odorless liquid.
- Once a month application with patented applicator features an elongated tip that makes it easy to apply to a cat’s skin through the haircoat
- Quick onset of activity kills fleas within 6 hours
- Kills by contact, fleas do not have to bite
- Kills fleas that may transmit diseases including bartonellosis, tapeworms, and tularemia.
- Quick drying, non-greasy
- Prevents reinfestation through 30 days
- Remains effective even if your pet is immersed in water through swimming or bathing
- Approved for cats 8+ weeks of age, weighing more than 2 lbs
Vectra® Topical Solution should be applied as directed by your veterinarian. This medication should be administered at every 30 day intervals, year-round to guarantee complete protection.
Immediately before use, open the pouch and remove the tube. Hold the applicator with the cap in the upright position (tip up). Place thumb and index finger around the applicator tip under the large disk. With the other hand, grasp the stem of applicator tip about the smaller disk. Press down firmly on small disk until both disks meet, piercing the seal. Always keep the tube in the upright position to prevent leaking.
With the cat sitting with its back horizontal, part the fur at the administration site (on the back of the neck) until skin is visible. Place the tip of the applicator vertically against the skin on the back of the cats neck. Squeeze the tube and gently apply the solution in one spot on the back of the neck.
Do not contact or allow children to contact the application site until dry. Wash hands and contacted skin thoroughly with soap and water immediately after application.
Give the dose as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose. Do not double dose. If your cat has missed a dose please consult with your veterinarian.
Vectra® Topical Solution is generally well tolerated in cats when given at the usual dose. There are very few side effects when the drug is given at the usual dose. The following side effects have been reported with the use of Vectra® Topical Solution: temporary hairloss and slight inflammation or scabs at or near application site, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, lethargy, and itchiness. Your pet may continue to show signs of itching for a few days after the product has been applied, even though flea activity has been stopped. If itching persists or appears to be troublesome to your pet, contact your veterinarian.
Ensure that the cat does not ingest the product. Ingestion of this product may cause serious adverse reactions including depression, salivation, dilated pupils, incoordination, panting, and generalized muscle tremors.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap or shampoo and rinse with large amounts of water.
Drug & Food Interactions
There are no documented drug interactions with this medication. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together. Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure the cat cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application site for 2 hours after application. Product is highly flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Ceva at 800-999-0297 or contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store long term between 32°F and 95°F. Store in original packaging to protect from moisture & freezing. If kept at room temperature and sealed in the original packaging, product does not have an expiration date. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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