Sentinel Spectrum Chews for Dogs help ensure the health and happiness of your dog and your family. They are the most convenient way to provide all-round protection against 6 different kinds of parasites including tapeworms.
Monthly treatment prevents heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection; controls adult roundworm (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), immature roundworm (Toxocara canis), adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis), adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), adult tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia pisiformis and Dipylidium caninum), aids in the control of adult hookworm (Uncinaria stenocephala) infection, provides long term protection and control of flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations, and forms part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis in dogs. Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). The most important part of the treatment of FAD is preventing flea bites. Lufenuron reduces the number of fleas in the pet's environment to a negligible level. Treatment with lufenuron for several months has been shown to dramatically improve the clinical signs of FAD in dogs.
Milbemycin Oxime, Lufenuron, Praziquantel
Sentinel Spectrum should be administered orally, once every month, at the minimum dosage of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) milbemycin oxime, 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) lufenuron, and 2.28 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) praziquantel. For heartworm prevention, give once monthly for at least 6 months after exposure to mosquitoes.
|Body Weight||Milbemycin Oxime per Chewable||Lufenuron per Chewable||Praziquantel per Chewable||Number of Chewables|
|2 to 8 lbs.||2.3 mg||46 mg||22.8 mg||One (Orange)|
|8.1 to 25 lbs.||5.75 mg||115 mg||57 mg||One (Green)|
|25.1 to 50 lbs.||11.5 mg||230 mg||114 mg||One (Yellow)|
|50.1 to 100 lbs.||23.0 mg||460 mg||228 mg||One (Blue)|
|Over 100 lbs.||Administer the appropriate combination of chewables|
To ensure adequate absorption, always administer Sentinel Spectrum to dogs immediately after or in conjunction with a normal meal
Sentinel Spectrum may be offered to the dog by hand or added to a small amount of dog food. The chewable should be administered in a manner that encourages the dog to chew, rather than to swallow without chewing. Chewables may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed a few minutes after administration to ensure that no part of the dose is lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the doses have been lost, redosing is recommended.
Sentinel Spectrum should be administered at monthly intervals beginning within 1 month of the dog's first seasonal exposure to mosquitoes and continuing until at least 6 months after the dog's last seasonal exposure (see Effectiveness). Sentinel Spectrum may be administered year-around without interruption. When switching from another heartworm preventative product to Sentinel Spectrum, the first dose of Sentinel Spectrum should be given within a month of the last dose of the former product.
Treatment with Sentinel Spectrum may begin at any time of the year, preferably starting one month before fleas become active and continuing monthly through the end of flea season. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with Sentinel Spectrum should continue the entire year without interruption.
To minimize the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea protection product, as necessary.
Dogs may be exposed to and can become infected with roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and tapeworms throughout the year, regardless of season or climate. Clients should be advised of appropriate measures to prevent reinfection of their dog with intestinal parasites. Because the prepatent period for E. multilocularis may be as short as 26 days, dogs treated at the labeled monthly intervals may become reinfected and shed eggs between treatments.
Store in a dry place at controlled room temperature, between 59° and 77°F (15-25°C).
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
Treatment with fewer than 6 monthly doses after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention (see Effectiveness).
Before administration of Sentinel Spectrum, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms. Sentinel Spectrum is not effective against adult D. immitis.
Mild, transient hypersensitivity reactions, such as labored breathing, vomiting, hypersalivation, and lethargy, have been noted in some dogs treated with milbemycin oxime carrying a high number of circulating microfilariae. These reactions are presumably caused by the release of protein from dead or dying microfilariae.
Do not use in puppies less than six weeks of age.
Do not use in dogs or puppies less than two pounds of body weight.
The safety of Sentinel Spectrum has not been evaluated in dogs used for breeding or in lactating females. Studies have been performed with milbemycin oxime and lufenuron alone.
The following adverse reactions have been reported in dogs after administration of milbemycin oxime, lufenuron, or praziquantel: vomiting, depression/lethargy, pruritus, urticaria, diarrhea, anorexia, skin congestion, ataxia, convulsions, salivation, and weakness.
To report suspected adverse drug events, contact Virbac at 1-800-338-3659 or the FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS.
For technical assistance call Virbac at 1-800-338-3659.
Both products protect dogs against heartworms, roundworms, and hookworms, but Sentinel Spectrum Chews, with its unique combination of ingredients, protects against 3 additional common parasites that Heartgard doesn’t: fleas, whipworms, and tapeworms.
Sentinel Spectrum Chews (milbemycin oxime/lufenuron/praziquantel) - Dogs should be tested for heartworm prior to use. Mild hypersensitivity reactions have been noted in some dogs carrying a high number of circulating microfilariae. Treatment with fewer than 6 monthly doses after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention.
In addition to providing flea and heartworm prevention, you’ll also be protecting your dog against other important and common intestinal parasites: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.
For optimal flea and heartworm protection, you should give your dog Sentinel Spectrum Chews every 30 days.
Sentinel Spectrum Chews makes treating and controlling parasites easy and delicious. Simply give the tasty, beef and bacon-flavored chew to your dog along with a meal. Giving the product with a meal helps ensure full absorption and effectiveness of the medicine.
If you forget to give your dog a dose, then administer the missed dose as soon as possible and contact your veterinarian for instructions regarding next steps.