This is the heartworm product that we carry in hospital. It contains milbemycin oxime, lufenuron, and praziquantel. Sentinel Spectrum is a cost effective 6-in-1 parasite protection product. It offers your dog protection against fleas, all major intestinal worms, and heartworm. It comes in the form of a tasty soft chew, Comparable with the taste of Heartgard®. The soft chew is beef and bacon flavored, approximately 97% of dogs will take the tasty chews straight from the hand. Otherwise, the dose can be added to a small meal or placed directly in the mouth, similar to giving a tablet by mouth. Sentinel needs to be repeated every 30 days to be effective. Unlike liquid treatments that go on the skin, there’s no harmful and oily residue to rub off on your family, your home, or on you.
Sentinel Spectrum should be given 30 minutes after a full meal and should be repeated monthly. The important thing to keep in mind with this product, is that it does not kill fleas. This product contains lufenuron, which causes fleas to not be able to lay eggs. This prevents fleas from setting up shop in your house environment. If you are seeing fleas on your pet, this means that you have a build-up of fleas in your pet’s environment and your home. We recommend using a topical product for at least 3 to 4 months in order to clear fleas from the environment.