Just as we recently moved from Sentinel to Trifexis, we’re announcing our phasing-out of Frontline and our phasing-in of Parastar Plus. And just as our decision to move to Trifexis was because we believe it is a better product for our patients, our decision to move to Parastar Plus is based on our belief that it is the best product currently available for flea and tick control with dogs.
Why? Parastar Plus contains one of the same active ingredients, fipronil, as Frontline. So there’s no change in that department. But… Parastar Plus combines fipronil with cyphenothrin, which kills ticks within 1 hour. You read that correctly. In fact, studies have shown that it still has this rapid tick-kill 28 days after application. (Important note: Do not use Parastar Plus on cats, as cyphenothrin is harmful for cats.)
Ticks are on the increase in Ohio, and especially for the dogs at risk, having a product on board that is both maximally safe and maximally effective is best for the dog and for the people in the dog’s environment. Many of the tick-borne diseases that affect dogs also can affect people (they’re zoonotic diseases).
Our move from Sentinel to Trifexis fits with our mission of providing kind, compassionate and comprehensive health care for our patients. When a better product, treatment or procedure comes along, we make it our priority to make it available to our patients.