Promeris for Dogs is a topical flea and tick control product manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health. Fort Dodge Animal Health is the Animal Health division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest producers of pharmaceutical products worldwide. In addition to being available in a formula for dogs, Promeris is also available as a formula for cats. However, Promeris for Dogs contains ingredients to help control both flea and tick infestations, while Promeris for Cats is only marketed as being able to be used for flea control in cats. Promeris for Dogs is only available by obtaining a prescription from a veterinarian, and is not currently able to be purchased over the counter.
Promeris for Dogs is currently available in five different formulas, each of which is designed to be effective for dogs in a specific weight range. The currently available formulas are designed as follows:
- for dogs 10 lbs and under;
- for dogs from 11 lbs to 22 lbs;
- for dogs from 23 to 55 lbs;
- for dogs from 56 to 88 lbs;
- for dogs from 89 to 110 lbs.
Promeris for Dogs is marketed as being waterproof, though needs to dry for a short period of time after the initial application. To properly apply Promeris, the entire contents of the application tube need to be applied to the back of a dog’s neck. In order for Promeris to absorb properly, it needs to be applied as close to the skin as possible.
Promeris For Dogs Active Ingredients
There are two active ingredients contained in Promeris for dogs, each of which is either effective at controlling fleas or ticks. Amitraz is an antiparasitic ingredient that classified as an alpha-adenergic agonist. Amitraz is primarily used to control tick infestations in dogs, though may cause sedation among other side effects. Amitraz should also be used with caution in diabetic dogs, since it can have an effect on blood glucose levels. Metaflumizone is the other active ingredient contained in Promeris for dogs, which is a novel sodium channel blocker insecticide. Metaflumizone is a relatively new chemical compound, which has been used to effectively control fleas in both dogs and cats with relatively high effectiveness.
Customer Reviews And Ratings
Customer reviews of Promeris for dogs are relatively mixed. Though many dog owners report using Promeris for dogs without any problems, some pet owners state that they have experienced potentially alarming side effects from use of this product. Most of the stated side effects listed in negative reviews are lethargy, muscle spasms, vomiting and diarrhea. These side effects are relatively rare, though are cited by some veterinarians as only being present when the product formula is ingested by an animal. When applying Promeris for dogs, it is very important to apply the product in a spot where the dog is not able to accidentally ingest the product formula. Positive reviews about Promeris for dogs state that it works just as advertised, being able to effectively control both flea and tick infestations for a full four weeks.