Once-a-month pill for both fleas and ticks in Fido and Fluffy
in New Jersey are describing discovery and successful tests of the
first once-a-month pill for controlling both fleas and ticks in
domestic dogs and cats. Their study is in the current issue of ACS’ Journal of the Medicinal Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.
In tests on fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, a single dose of the new pill was 100 percent effective in protecting against both fleas and ticks for a month. There were no signs of toxic effects on the animals. Scientists obtained the flea and tick fighter from a substance first found in a fungus that “has the potential to usher in a new era in the treatment of ecoparasitic [ticks and fleas, for instance] infestations in companion animals.”
-- News release courtesy of American Chemical Society
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