Common brand names
Not available as a single-ingredient product for use with household pets.
- Vectra 3D Spot-On for Dogs (with Dinotefuran and Permethrin)
- K9 Advantix II Spot-On for Dogs (with Permethrin and Imidacloprid)
- Advantage II Spot-On for Cats and Dogs (with Imidacloprid)
Pyriproxyfen is used to control fleas in cats and dogs. However, it does not protect your pet by killing fleas but will disrupt its life cycle, preventing early stages from developing them into adults.
Pyriproxyfen does not use as a single-ingredient product, but it is combined with another ingredient to extend the efficiency of flea treatment. Combined ingredient products are not safe to use in cats.
Pyriproxyfen does not protect your pet from mites and ticks.
Method of application
It is used as an external application. It comes in topical or spot-on solutions when combined with another ingredient.
Dosage and administration
Pyriproxyfen does not come in as a single-ingredient product.
Therefore, always refer to the information of the specific product and only use it as directed.
Possible side effects
Cats and dogs tolerate Pyriproxyfen well. It has a high safety margin and low toxicity.
Signs of toxicity
Poisoning from Pyriproxyfen is unlikely due to its high tolerance and low toxicity in dogs and cats. However, high doses of Pyriproxyfen may cause reduced activity, diarrhea, failure to gain weight, loss of muscle control, unusual breathing. In addition, dogs may undergo vomiting.
If you suspect your dog or cat has overdosed, please get in touch with your veterinarian immediately.
The information provided on this page is for normal reference only and is not intended to replace veterinary advice or packaging label. You should consult your vet first. Here may have included only some of the uses, side effects, brand names, or applications.