Trifexis is a chewable tablet used to terminate internal and external parasites. This product is labeled for use in puppies over 8 weeks of age and adults over five pounds.
How it Works
Trifexis begins working in 30 minutes, using its active ingredient Spinosad to kill biting fleas. This product not only kills biting fleas but their eggs as well, breaking the flea life cycle. Within four hours Trifexis terminates fleas and the microfilaria which mature into heartworms.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Trifexis terminates fleas, adult hookworms, immature roundworms, and adult whipworms.
Two common fleas infest our pets; the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis). Fleas live both indoors and out, following the pet and infecting said pet at different stages of life. There are four stages in a flea’s life: egg, larva or caterpillar, cocoon, and adult. The larvae grow and form a cocoon around them which is highly resistant to the environment, making them difficult to terminate. This larva can survive quite a long time in their cocoons and only hatch with the presence of carbon dioxide is present, which is the exhalant gas, produced from the body. Fleas attach themselves to pets in order to consume their blood. As these tiny pests take their blood meals, the skin inflames causing pets to itch and scratch excessively. Pet owners may not be able to view the fleas themselves but will be able to view a product known as flea dander. Flea dander appears as black dirt within the pet’s hair, this so called dirt is in fact digested blood defecated by the flea.