Cheristin Flea Treatment Topical For Cats Over 1.8 lbs

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Get rid of those pesky fleas with the Cheristin Flea Treatment Topical For Cats. The perfect solution for itchy kitties, this topical treatment is specially formulated just for felines. Cheristin works to get rid of fleas in the blink of an eye and comes with a ready-to-use applicator, so it is easy to apply. This treatment continues to work for a full month after application, which means no more meowing or scratching thanks to the safe and effective formula.

Key Benefits
  • Starts killing and preventing fleas within 30 minutes of application.
  • Kills 98 to 100% of fleas within 12 hours to put a quick stop to meowing and scratching.
  • Each treatment continues to work for one full month of nonstop protection.
  • Comes in an easy-to-use applicator that is non-greasy and gets down to the skin.
  • Gentle enough for cats and kittens 8 weeks of age and older.

For use on cats and kittens only. For external use only. Do not use on kittens less than 8 weeks of age or weighing less than 1.8 lbs.

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    6 x 4 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight
    1.6 ounces
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    United States

Active Ingredients: Spinetoram 11.2% Other Ingredients: 88.8%

  • Remove one applicator tube from the blister package.
  • Hold the applicator tube in an upright position.
  • Press cap down until it clicks (indicating that the tube has been punctured). (See Figure 1.) Hold upright and remove cap. Check to be sure there is an opening at the tip of the tube.
  • Part the hair on the neck at the base of the head until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube directly above the skin and squeeze the tube 2-4 times to expel the contents of the tube directly on the skin. For best results, apply at the base of the head, not between shoulder blades. Avoid getting the product in your pet's eyes or mouth. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for the cat to directly lick the product. Do not allow your cat to ingest this product. (There may be a small residual remaining in the tube after a full dose is expelled).
  • Discard the empty applicator tube in the trash.

Do not allow your cat to ingest this product. For cats weighing over 20lbs, using more than 1 single dose is not advised. As with any product, consult your veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals or animals known to be sensitive to pesticides. Monitor your cat after application. Side effects may include signs of application site reactions such as application site hair loss, hair change (greasy, clumping or matting) or redness, inflammation and itching. Other side effects such as inactivity, vomiting and inappetance have also been reported. If these or any other side effects occur, consult your veterinarian, your cat’s healthcare expert.


What is Cheristin for cats topical solution?

Cheristin for cats provides a fast-acting, long-lasting way to protect your cat from fleas. Cheristin for cats provides these benefits:Killed 98–100% of fleas in 12 hours in a controlled study1Lasts a full monthNon-greasy, topical solution is easy to applyLow-volume dose is effective for all cats 1.8 pounds or greaterGentle on cats and kittens eight weeks of age and olderVisit About Cheristin for cats to learn more — or view product label in a printable format.

What is spinetoram?

Spinetoram, the active ingredient in Cheristin for cats, kills fleas quickly on contact by targeting the fleas’ nervous systems, resulting in paralysis and rapid death. Spinetoram is a novel compound that has been scientifically proven to control fleas on pets.

Why has my veterinarian recommended Cheristin for cats?

Your veterinarian has provided Cheristin for cats to kill fleas on your cat, to treat an existing infestation on your cat and/or to prevent future flea infestation.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian regarding Cheristin for my cat?

Your veterinarian is your cat’s healthcare expert and can give the best advice for your pet. This includes how to prevent and treat parasites, such as fleas, and the health conditions they can cause. Key points for your discussion might include the following:The best time to start flea treatment in your geographic regionWhat dosage options are best for you and your catWhat to do if you miss a dose of Cheristin for catsWhat other medications you are giving your catWhat to do about a severe flea infestationWhat steps you can take to prevent re-infestationWhat health risks you and your cat face without the benefit of flea protection

Can other medications be given while I’m giving my pet Cheristin for cats?

Yes, but make sure your veterinarian is aware of all medications you intend to use on your cat.

Can Cheristin for cats be used on dogs?

No. Cheristin for cats is not registered for use on dogs. Cheristin for cats was developed for use exclusively on cats.There are other products that would be great choices for flea control in dogs.

When should treatment with Cheristin for cats begin?

Treatment with Cheristin for cats may begin at any time of the year. Consult your veterinarian for the flea regimen most appropriate for your area. Read more about using Cheristin for cats.

Does seeing fleas on my cat mean the flea treatment is not working?

Cheristin for cats kills fleas when used monthly and according to the label directions. Remember that all animals in the household should be treated with an approved flea product to help control the flea population. Because each female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day there is potential for a large buildup of eggs, larvae and pupae, resulting in a constant supply of new adults emerging in the cat’s environment2. (Learn more about the flea life cycle.)Regardless of the product used to kill fleas, the cat can continue to be exposed to fleas living in the environment. When these fleas jump onto the cat, they will be killed quickly by Cheristin for cats.If you see fleas on your cat within a month after your pet receives flea treatment with Cheristin for cats, it is most likely these are new fleas that have very recently emerged from pupae and jumped onto the cat. These new fleas will be killed quickly before they can produce eggs that contaminate the environment.Consistent monthly application of Cheristin for cats should be maintained to provide continued protection for your cat against these fleas.

How long does Cheristin for cats last?

Cheristin for cats has demonstrated efficacy for at least 30 days.

Is Cheristin for cats available near me?

As with any product registered with EPA, individual states must review and register it. Find out if Cheristin for cats is available in your home state so you can ask your veterinarian for effective, long-lasting, easy-to-use flea protection for your cat.

What potential side effects can be seen with Cheristin for cats use?

The most common side effects are application site reactions such as application site hair loss, hair change (greasy, clumping or matting) or redness, inflammation and itching. If these or any other side effects occur, consult your veterinarian, your cat’s healthcare expert.


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