Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Flea and Tick Products Just Released for Cats and Dogs

Central Garden and Pet subsidiary Veterinary Product Laboratories (VPL) have just released two new flea and tick products for cats and dogs.

Both Ovitrol X-Tend Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs and Cats and Ovitrol X-Tend Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats contain an adulticide, etofenprox and an insect growth regulator, (S)-Methoprene.  While the etofenprox kills adult fleas and ticks on contact, (S)-Methoprene interrupts the flea life cycle and prevents larvae and eggs from maturing, according to Veterinary Pet Laboratories.

According to CatChannel, because the Ovitrol X-Tend products do not contain permethrin, something that's toxic to cats, these products are safe to use on either dogs or cats.  Thus these products are great for households that have both cats and dogs in them.

The spray comes in a 16-ounce bottle and the shampoo comes in 12-ounce and one gallon bottles.  It can be used on puppies and dogs 10 weeks of age and older and kittens and cats 12 weeks of age and older.

If you are interested in trying the new Ovitrol line, ask your veterinarian about where you can purchase it.

Please note that I am not endorsing this product or making any claims about its effectiveness or safety.  It is always best to consult with your pet's regular veterinarian before trying any new product.


Veterinary Pet Laboratories:
With Two New Ovitrol X-Tend Products, Veterinarians Can Now Offer the First Complete Etofenprox System Against Fleas and Ticks

VPL Launches Vet-Exclusive Flea and Tick Killer for Cats and Dogs


  1. We thank you for this information. Of course fleas are a routine problem, but recently ticks have moved into our area and spreading fast. We're indoor cats except for Cookie who goes out on the deck and lawn looking for fresh blades of grass.


  2. Those fleas and ticks can be just awful and those sound like some good things!

  3. I found this very useful. Thanks for letting everyone know about this stuff.. Fleas are a big problem for dogs especially during the warmer months.