In dogs and puppies Neovet is indicated for the treatment and prevention of:
- fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.),
- heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis);
- roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascarsi leonina),
- hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense, Ancylcostoma ceyanicum, Uncinaria stenocephala),
- whipworm (Trichuris vulpis),
- mange (Demodex canis) (Sarcoptes scabiei),
- ear mites (Otodectes cynotis)
- and lice (Trichodectes canis, Linognathus setosus).
What are the active ingredients in Neovet and how does it kill parasites?
Neovet contains imidacloprid and moxidectin. Both imidacloprid and moxidectin are neurotoxic to many parasites (not mammals) and work by stopping transmission of nerve signals in the body. This causes paralysis, stopping respiration and results in the fast death of the parasite.
How often do you have to apply Neovet?
Neovet is simply applied directly to the skin, once a month. Neovet ensures that fleas that land on your pet will stop feeding, immediately become paralysed and die. In addition, Neovet also controls the larval stages of fleas in the environment and so prevents reinfestation. To prevent heartworm, round and whipworm, Neovet should also be applied each month.
When can my pup start using Neovet?
Neovet’s safety has been tested and approved for pups from 7 weeks of age. Treat mum until weaning, then treat the individual puppies (from 7 weeks). To treat puppies between weaning age and 7 weeks, speak to your vet and remember that WORMING of puppies and mum is most important (more puppies die from worms than any other parasite by a long way). For control of roundworms and hookworms puppies require worming at 2, 4 and 8 weeks of age, your vet will be able to help you with your pup’s pregnancy, weaning and ongoing care for mum and pups.
How quickly does Neovet work?
Within 3 to 5 minutes! Plus it kills both adult fleas and larvae within 20. Fleas are not required to bite the animal to receive a lethal dose so it also combats Flea Allergy Dermatitis for those doggies that have an issue wth this too.
Is Neovet water proof?
Neovet remains effective following shampooing, swimming or exposure to rain. However your pet should not be allowed to swim or be shampooed within 6 hours of treatment. You do NOT need to wash your pet prior to applying Neovet. Avoid applying Neovet while you dog is wet. The liquid vehicle in Neovet may discolour or damage certain surfaces and fabrics e.g. polished floorboards, leather. Exclude the animal from contact with such surfaces until the product dries on the animal’s coat.
Can I use Neovet all year-round?
Fleas, mites, mange, intestinal worms and heartworm are an all-year problem so Neovet should be applied once a month throughout the year.
Can Neovet be used on pregnant or lactating animals?
Evidence suggests that no adverse effects are to be expected in pregnant and lactating queens. However, the safety of Neovet has not been confirmed in scientific trials during pregnancy and lactation.
Can Neovet for dogs be used on cats?
Definitely NOT. Neovet for dogs contains different amounts of the Imidacloprid and Moxidectin compared to Neovet for cats. Neovet also DOES NOT contain pyrethrin which is very dangerous to cats.
Do I need to test my dog for heartworm before starting on Neovet?
While there is no absolute requirement for a heartworm test before commencing treatment with Neovet it is recommended at test be performed as Neovet only kills juvenile and larval forms of heartworm. If your pup has adult heartworm this requires a very different form of treatment that is only available from your vet.
Occasionally, hair loss may occur at the application site. This is usually a single occurrence and hair will grow back eventually. Neovet has no strong chemical smell. The liquid vehicle in Neovet may discolour or damage certain surfaces and fabrics e.g. polished floorboards, leather. Exclude the animal from contact with such surfaces until the product dries on the animal’s coat.
If your pet inhales or swallows Neovet the may get sick. Neovet should also not be placed anywhere near your pet’s eyes as it could cause damage. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. Always wash hands before and after use.
If poisoning occurs, contact a vet or Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.