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Trifexis chewable tablets for dogs

  1. Trifexis Flea Control for Dogs  Trifexis is a beef flavored chewable tablet that offers three-in-one protection against various parasites. It kills and prevents fleas, prevents heartworm infections and treats and controls gastrointestinal worms including hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. Administered on a monthly basis, the chewable starts acting within 30 minutes of administration and destroys 100% fleas within 4 hours.
  2. How does it work?  Each chewable contains Spinosad and milbemycin oxime as the active ingredients. Spinosad with adulticidal property kills adult fleas by attacking their nervous system. It destroys adult fleas before they can lay eggs and thus reduce egg production to a bare minimum. With a continued activity for four weeks, this insecticide prevents flea infestations by breaking the flea life cycle.
  3. How does it work?  Milbemycin oxime is an antiparasitic endectocide that destroys the larval and adult stages of intestinal worms. It also wipes off the larval stages of heartworms and thus prevents heartworm infections in dogs. The combined effect of the two ingredients makes Trifexis one of its kinds of chewable used for treating mixed infections and infestations.
  4. How does it work?  Each chewable tablet contains at least 30 mg/Kg of Spinosad and 0.5 mg/Kg of Milbemycin Oxime. Available in five sizes the chewable is a single solution to varied parasitic problems in dogs.
  5. Benefits  Single treatment for various parasitic problems  Fast acting flea treatment that starts killing adult fleas within 30 minutes of administration  Destroys 100% existing fleas within 4 hours  Oral administration keeps away issues faced with topical treatment  Once in a month treatment
  6. Benefits  Kills and prevents flea infestations  Prevents heartworm infections  Treats and controls gastrointestinal worms including tapeworms, roundworms and whipworms  Easy to administer treatment as pets love the taste of the flavored chewable  No issues of washing or bathing the pet after treatment  It aids in controlling Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).
  7. Direction  Trifexis dosage varies with the weight of dog. Weight your pet first. Based on the weight choose the relevant pack out of the five available Trifexis packs. Check the dosage table for details.  For best results, administer the relevant dosage along with the food. It may not give the desired results when given on an empty stomach. It can be given directly in the pet’s mouth. If the pet resists taking it directly, then mix with his food.
  8. Safety  Keep away from the reach of children.  Do not administer the tablet to pets allergic to any of its ingredients.  Consult a vet if the pet has a history of seizures or epilepsy.  Follow the label instructions. Do not overdose. On observing any signs of overdosing like vomiting, take vet advice immediately.  Store the chewables at room temperatures that is 68-77 F.  Take vet advice for correct method of disposing the pack and the left out tablets.
  9. Safety  Side effects are rare but may occur to hypersensitive pets. Follow vet’s advice on encountering any side effects.  Vomiting is a common side effect that may occur within 48 hours of administration. It does not need any symptomatic treatment, as the effects are transient.  Other adverse reactions are lethargy, depression, muscle tremors, seizures, diarrhea, pruritus, ataxia etc. If any of these or any other abnormal reactions are observed then consult a vet at the earliest.  Trifexis is made up of pork-based protein, which may not suit a dog that is allergic to pork.
  10. Safety  Do not administer after expiry date given on the label.  Wash hands after administration.  Human ingestion may prove toxic. Take urgent medical help in such cases.  Do not dispose off the unused chewables in water waste areas of the household.
  11. Contraindications:  Do not administer to puppies and dogs that are younger than 14 weeks of age.  Do not administer to pets that are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  12. FAQs:  When can I start giving Trifexis to my pet? You can start it anytime of the year. However, it gives best results when started one month before the mosquito season. If you are already giving, any heartworm treatments then switch to Trifexis within one month of the last dose of the previous heartworm preventive. Consult a vet for further advice.
  13. FAQs:  Are there any vet considerations before starting Trifexis chewable tablets? Consult your vet to check the individual sensitivity of your pet towards any of the ingredients of the chewables. Take his advice if you plan to breed your pet. Confirm the usage of tablets if the pet has a problem of epilepsy, seizures, and existing heartworms. Follow your vet’s advice if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
  14. FAQs:  What is the best way to administer Trifexis? The ideal way is to give the chewable as a treat. If the pet does not take it directly then mix it with his food. Administering on an empty stomach may reduce the effectiveness of the tablets. Repeat the tablet every month preferably on the same date.
  15. FAQs:  Ask a vet if you are planning to give Trifexis for more than six months in a year. If you are not going to continue the tablet then make sure the last dosage should be given at least three months after the mosquito season. Follow your vet’s advice for your pet’s individual sensitivities.
  16. FAQs  What are the side effects of Trifexis? Though the side effects are rare but hypersensitive pets may experience few adverse reactions. Vomiting is a common side effect that may occur within 48 hours of administering the tablet. It is a transient reaction and so does not need any detailed treatment. Apart from that lethargy, diarrhea, excessive salivation, skin inflammation, pruritus, ataxia, seizures eye disorders and blindness are other very rare side effects. Consult your vet if any of these or other abnormal behavior is observed.
  17. FAQs  Can I club Comfortis with other treatments? Not without the advice of your vet.
  18. More Info Target species 14 weeks and older puppies and dogs weighing at least 3.9 Kgs Mode of administration Oral Active Ingredient Spinosad and Milbemycin Oxime Manufacturer Elanco Brand Name Trifexis