Because your dog is also your best friend we know how important it is to keep him/her happy and healthy.
Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews help ensure the health and happiness of your dog and your family. That’s because disease can be transmitted from dogs to people via worms in the dog’s faeces. They are the most convenient way to provide all-round protection against the most common and dangerous parasites.
Monthly treatment with a tasty chew all year round is all that’s needed to prevent flea infestations, prevent heartworm infection and control intestinal worms including tapeworm.
Dogs love the taste of Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews so much 97% of them will accept it straight from the hand.
With the added assurance of the Sentinel Spectrum 100% guarantee you will enjoy a lifetime of health and happiness together.
Heartworm disease can kill, so it is vital to protect your puppy from day one. Heartworm is carried by mosquitoes which transfer the parasite from infected dogs to new host puppies and dogs. Adult heartworm can grow up to 30 cm long. They live in the blood vessels of the heart and lungs, restricting blood flow, which can lead to heart failure.
What to look for
The first signs of heartworm infection are usually a cough, lack of energy, weight loss, loss of coat condition and a reduction in your dog’s ability to exercise. Your veterinarian can test to see if your dog is infected. Treatment is available. However, prevention is the key. Novartis’ Sentinel® Spectrum protects against heartworm, major intestinal worms including tapeworm, and fleas.
You should start heartworm prevention as early as possible. Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews are suitable for puppies from as young as 6 weeks of age. Dogs starting later than six months of age require a test to determine if they are already infected with heartworm.
It’s recommended to worm your puppy at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age.
After 12 weeks of age, monthly worming helps keep your dog healthy and reduces the risk of infecting you and your family with canine worms.
In some areas of Australia, your dog may require additional worming tablets due to specific parasites in those areas – check with your pet specialist.
Some common worms include Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm & Tapeworm.
Worms can affect you
Worms common to our pet dogs may also cause disease in humans. Symptoms can range from annoying dermatitis to more serious problems like diarrhoea, abdominal pain and in rare cases permanent eye damage.
Fleas are bloodsucking parasites that can feed, breed and lay eggs on your dog! They can carry tapeworm and cause anaemia. Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day. The eggs fall from the dog’s coat into the environment and build up in areas such as the dog’s bedding, household carpet, furniture and garden.
Fleas, fleas everywhere
Unhatched fleas can live in their cocoon for months. Warmth, movement and carbon dioxide levels all trigger hatching time, as they suggest the presence of a nearby host.
Four easy steps to avoid flea infestation
- Start using Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews or PROGRAM every month to stop the flea breeding cycle.
- Give your puppy, dog or cat one CAPSTAR tablet to kill all adult fleas.
- If you have a severe infestation, in addition to steps 1 and 2, treat your house with a flea ‘bomb’ or spot treat affected areas with an environmental spray, and steam-clean carpets.
- Wash and tumble dry pet bedding.
At 6 weeks of age, you can provide your dog all-round protection with Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews. With a once a month dose, not only are you protecting your canine friend, but you are also helping to safeguard the health of your family.
The only flea, heartworm and worm protector that offers a100% guarantee: Our flea, heartworm and worm protector is so effective we guarantee it.
If your dog gets a flea or worm infestation while being properly treated with Sentinel® Spectrum, Novartis Animal Health will work to resolve that problem at no cost to you. To be covered by the guarantee, Sentinel Spectrum must be given according to the product instructions provided on the pack and pack leaflet. Be sure to follow them closely and enjoy the extra reassurance of the Sentinel Spectrum 100% guarantee.