Sentinel Flavor Tabs

Rx Required

Sentinel for Dogs - 2-10 lbs Brown

Sentinel for Dogs - 11-25 lbs Green

Sentinel for Dogs - 26-50 lbs Yellow

Sentinel for Dogs - 51-100 lbs White

Sentinel Flavor Tabs are for use in dogs and puppies that weigh at least 2 lbs and are four weeks of age or older. Sentinel pet meds are used to prevent heartworm disease and to control adult hookworm infections. Sentinel Flavor Tabs are also used to remove and control adult roundworm and whipworm infections. Sentinel Flavor Tablets also contain the insect growth regulator, Lufenuron, which is used to control fleas by preventing the development of flea eggs. The medication does not kill adult fleas.

Sentinel Protects Dogs From Heartworm And Other Worms

Sentinel flavor tabs are a medicine made by Novartis that has been designed to help protect your dog against heartworm, a potentially deadly parasite that all dogs should be tested for. Your vet should perform a heartworm test before you give this product to your dog, but after the tests have been done then it is usually safe to begin giving the medicine to your dog once a month. Heartworms can be transmitted via fleas, so this is a widespread parasite that is important to protect your dog from.

Sentinel contains the drug Lufenuron which is a type of drug known as an 'insect growth regulator' or IGR. You will need a prescription from your dog's veterinarian for this product. That means that once the medicine has been digested by your dog, whenever fleas feed on him or her, the eggs they produce will not hatch. However, Sentinel is not meant to kill adult fleas, it only stops flea eggs from developing.

In addition to killing heartworms and flea eggs, Sentinel is able to control whipworms, hookworms and roundworms. Each of these are significant parasites that can cause health problems for your dog, so fighting them is important for its health. Some of these parasites can also be transmitted to humans and cause problems with human health, as well.

Sentinel flavor tabs can be given to dogs and even puppies that are at least 4 weeks of age. By acting early in a puppy's life, many health issues can be avoided that are associated not only with heartworm disease, but with the health issues that are brought into a dog's life by parasites that feed on them. Sentinel is one of the most trusted brands in dog medications today, prescribed widely in the field of veterinary medicine for dogs of all types.

More Product Information:

Generic Name
Milbemycin Oxime and Lufenuron

Brand Name(s)
Sentinel (Novartis)

What is this medication used for
Sentinel is used in the prevention of heartworm disease and in the control of hookworm, roundworm and whipworm. Sentinel is also used to control fleas by preventing the development of flea eggs. The medication does not kill adult fleas.

Sentinel is available by prescription as chewable Flavor Tabs. If you don't think Sentinel is right for your pet, check our other pet meds.

How this medicine should be used
Sentinel is indicated for use in dogs and puppies four weeks of age and older, and two pounds body weight or greater. The usual dose of Sentinel for dogs 2-10 pounds is 2.3mg/46mg, 11-25 pounds is 5.75mg/115mg, 26-50 pounds is 11.5mg/230mg and 51-100 pounds is 23mg/460mg given once a month year round. An alternate treatment is to give this medication once a month during the mosquito season and also one month after the season ends.

What are the side effects
Side effects of Sentinel are rare although some animals may exhibit depression, drowsiness, vomiting, itching, hives, loss of appetite, diarrhea, seizures, convulsions, hypersalivation and weakness.

What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. The pet should be tested for heartworm disease before starting this medication. If the pet has been off heartworm preventative for 6 months or more, retest in 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will cause a positive test result. Because humans can contract hookworm and roundworm from animals it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the original box. Do not remove the tablet from the foil wrap until ready to give the medication. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.