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Program Flea Medication
The most common of the canine parasites, fleas create problems for both pets and humans because they multiply so quickly. The fleas on your dog are in the adult stage. An adult female flea, living on a pet, can lay up to 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. But PROGRAM® (lufenuron) Flavor Tabs® prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing. This breaks the flea life cycle at its base, and effectively wipes out the flea population.

PROGRAM Flavor Tabs contain lufenuron, an insect growth regulator that prevents the development of immature stages of the flea.

Some liquid-drop flea control products can leave pesticide residues that can rub off onto carpets, furniture and bedding. PROGRAM Flavor Tabs leave no pesticide residue in your home or on your dog. PROGRAM Flavor Tabs don't require gloves, have no special handling instructions, and cannot wash off.

But PROGRAM® (lufenuron) Flavor Tabs® have been demonstrated to be safe, with more than 250 million doses administered worldwide and over eight years of use.


In a three-year study, conducted in real homes with real pet owners, lufenuron, the active ingredient in PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, was shown to be 100% effective in preventing flea populations.

How to Use
Flea populations are more prevalent in the spring when cold temperatures turn warmer, making it a more hospitable climate for parasites. You are more apt to encounter fleas in warm, humid areas. However, because weather patterns are always variable and unpredictable, it is important to use PROGRAM Flavor Tabs all year-round. Research shows that 100% of pet owners who use PROGRAM Flavor Tabs year round are satisfied. Give PROGRAM oral flea control once a month. Always give PROGRAM with a meal to ensure proper absorption. Make sure all pets in your home are protected against fleas.



Be certain the dog consumes the entire tablet or tablets. As an alternative to direct dosing, tablets may be offered in food. Watch the dog closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been consumed. If it is not entirely consumed, redose once with the full recommended dose as soon as possible.

PROGRAM Flavor Tabs must be administered monthly, preferably on the same date each month, in conjunction with a normal meal. Treatment with PROGRAM Flavor Tabs may begin at any time of year. In geographic areas where flea infestations are seasonal, the treatment schedule should begin several weeks prior to the expected onset of infestations. Treatments should continue until the end of "flea season." If there is risk of exposure to fleas year-round, then treatment should continue the entire year without interruption. Ask your veterinarian for details concerning your geographic area and the most effective treatment schedule for your pet.

To maximize benefits from the use of PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, it is important to treat all dogs within a household. All cats within the household should be treated with lufenuron suspension or tablets. Fleas can reproduce on untreated dogs and cats and allow infestations to persist.


PROGRAM Flavor Tabs are available in four sizes for oral administration to dogs and puppies according to their weight (see Dosage section). The active ingredient of PROGRAM Flavor Tabs is lufenuron, a benzoylphenylurea derivative with the following chemical composition: N-[2,5-dichloro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3, -hexafluoropropoxy)-phenylaminocarbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide. Benzoylphenylurea compounds, including lufenuron, are classified as insect development inhibitors (IDIs).

As an insect development inhibitor, PROGRAM Flavor Tabs does not kill adult fleas, but effectively and safely controls flea populations on your pet through a mode of action which breaks the flea's life cycle at the egg stage.

PROGRAM Flavor Tabs are labeled for use in dogs and puppies, six weeks of age and older, for the prevention and control of flea populations.
Lufenuron controls flea populations by preventing the development of flea eggs and does not kill adult fleas. Concurrent use of insecticides may be necessary for adequate control of adult fleas.


PROGRAM Flavor Tabs have no effect on adult fleas but act to immediately break the flea life cycle by preventing eggs from developing into adults. However, pre-existing immature fleas in the dog's environment may continue to develop and emerge as adults after treatment with PROGRAM Flavor Tabs. Based on results of clinical studies, this emergence generally occurs during the first 30 to 60 days. Therefore, if your pet already has a flea infestation before starting PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, noticeable results may not be observed until several weeks after dosing. In cooler climates, immature fleas may take longer to complete the life cycle and emerge as adults. To speed control, traditional products that kill adult fleas may be used temporarily with PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, depending on the severity of the infestation.

If a PROGRAM Flavor Tabs treated dog comes in contact with a flea-infested environment, adult fleas may infest the treated animal. However, these adult fleas will be unable to reproduce. Depending on the number of adult fleas, the temporary use of conventional adulticidal insecticides may be used to control these adult fleas. Your veterinarian can recommend the most effective treatment plan for your pet.

To ensure that your pet gets the greatest benefit from PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, you must administer the tablet or tablets once a month in conjunction with a normal meal. If you miss the 30-day interval, give PROGRAM Flavor Tabs immediately and resume your monthly dosing schedule. It is important to treat all dogs within the household. All cats within the household should be treated with lufenuron suspension or tablets. Fleas can reproduce on untreated dogs and cats and allow infestations to persist. The active ingredient in PROGRAM Flavor Tabs is excreted in high concentrations in the milk, however, no resulting adverse effects have been recognized.


Flea Infestations on Dogs
Although other flea species may be found on dogs, the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the predominant flea associated with infestations on dogs in the United States. In addition to the common nuisance irritations associated with infestations, fleas can be responsible for medical problems in your pet such as flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), a skin reaction to flea bites. Also, fleas transmit other parasites, including tapeworms. Controlling flea infestations is important to your pet's health while also reducing the major and minor annoyances associated with these parasites.
Lufenuron, the active ingredient of PROGRAM Flavor Tabs, does not kill adult fleas, but effectively breaks the flea's life cycle by inhibiting egg development. The following diagram illustrates the flea's life cycle and where PROGRAM Flavor Tabs acts to break this cycle.

Preventitive Medications:

PROGRAM -prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing. This breaks the flea life cycle at its base, and effectively controls the flea population.}

FRONTLINE -brand products is the longest-lasting, most complete product for controlling fleas and ticks. FRONTLINE for dogs and cats is highly effective, easy to use and provides superior, guaranteed protection. What's more, FRONTLINE is available in three convenient formulations to make it easy for you to protect your pet.

SENTINEL -there are five nasty parasites that threaten your dog: fleas, heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. Only SENTINEL® Flavor Tabs® can protect against all five parasites at once.

HEART GUARD -Heartworm disease is 100% preventable with HEARTGARD Plus! All you have to do to protect your dog from the threat of this deadly infection is to give HEARTGARD Plus once a month and use as otherwise directed.

INTERCEPTOR -prevents deadly heartworm disease, while it protects your dog against roundworms, hookworms (A. Caninum) and whipworms.

ADVANTAGE -Because it works so fast, Advantage provides relief from fleas within minutes. Advantage is proven to stop fleas from biting in 3 - 5 minutes after application. Advantage kills 98-100 percent of fleas within 12 hours of application. In addition, one convenient treatment lasts for up to one month.

REVOLUTION -Revolution is the first-ever FDA approved, topically-applied medication for both dogs and cats that: Prevents heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease, Kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents their eggs from hatching, Treats and controls ear mites (Otodectes cynotis), Treats and controls sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in dogs, Treats hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) and roundworm (Toxocara cati) in cats, Controls American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations in dogs.

K9ADVANTIX -Is your dog being attacked by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas? If you are looking for information on the only product that can keep mosquitoes, ticks and fleas off your four-legged friend then you’ve come to the right place. At K9Advantix.com we’ll provide you with the information you’ll need to rid your dog of these pests forever!

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