Today's Veterinary Business

JUN 2018

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Sound IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Simparica is for use only in dogs, 6 months of age and older. Simparica may cause abnormal neurologic signs such as tremors, decreased conscious proprioception, ataxia, decreased or absent menace, and/or seizures. Simparica has not been evaluated in dogs that are pregnant, breeding or lactating. Simparica has been safely used in dogs treated with commonly prescribed vaccines, parasiticides and other medications. The most frequently reported adverse reactions were vomiting and diarrhea. See full Prescribing Information on page 17 and at ZoetisUS.com/Simparica. All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or a licensor unless otherwise noted. © 2018 Zoetis Services LLC. All rights reserved. SMP-00282 Frontline Plus is a registered trademark of Merial. Monthly tick and flea protection for dogs that keeps going strong for 35 days. 1 ZoetisUS.com/Simparica 1-888-Zoetis1 Features/Functions: Ticks: Simparica starts killing ticks in 8 hours, 2 reducing the likelihood of transmission of tick-borne pathogens. 3 In a clinical study, Simparica was shown to block the transmission of Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis from deer ticks to dogs. 4 Fleas: Simparica starts killing fleas in 3 hours to provide rapid relief for pets with fleas— even dogs with flea allergic dermatitis (FAD). Simparica kills fleas before the reproductive breakpoint, meaning before they lay eggs. Simparica effectively protects pets and homes from infestations for 35 days. Benefit: Quick kill provides patient comfort and can protect against flea infestations and tick-borne diseases. Features/Functions: Simparica's monthly dosing makes it easy for clients to stick with a routine. Plus, if they dose a few days late, it's okay, Simparica continues to kill fleas and ticks for up to 35 days. 1 So you can rest assured you're not leaving your patients with risky gaps in protection. Benefit: Peak efficacy lasts for a full 35 days leaving no risky gaps. Features/Functions: Simparica will help practices compete against over-the-counter (OTC) brands and bring tick and flea protection back into the practice. Even if practices apply a 75% to 100% mark-up, clients may still pay less per dose for Simparica (after rewards program) than they do if they purchase Frontline ® Plus online or at a low-cost retailer. Dispensing tick and flea protection to clients improves the economic health of practices and provides clients with a premium product at an affordable price. Benefit: Premium product without the premium price tag. 1. Six RH, Everett WR, Young DR, et al. Efficacy of a novel oral formulation of sarolaner (Simparica™) against five common tick species infesting dogs in the United States. Vet Parasitol. 2016;222:28-32. 2. Six RH, Geurden T, et al. Evaluation of the speed of kill of sarolaner (Simparica™) against induced infestations of three species of ticks (Amblyomma maculatum, Ixodes scapularis, Ixodes ricinus) on dogs. Veterinary Parasitology 2016 May 30(222):37-42. 3. Little SE. Changing paradigms in understanding transmission of canine tick-borne disease: the role of interrupted feeding and intrastadial transmission. Proceedings of the 2nd Canine Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD) Symposium. April 25-28, 2007. Mazaro del Vallo, Sicily, Italy. 4. Honsberger NA, Six RH, Heinz TJ, Weber A, Mahabir SP, Berg TC. Efficacy of sarolaner in the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum transmission from infected Ixodes scapularis to dogs. Vet Parasitol. 2016;222:67-72.

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