Sentinel Flavor Tabs are for use in dogs and puppies that weigh at least 2 lbs and are four weeks of age or older. Sentinel Flavor Tabs are used to prevent
heartworm disease and to control adult hookworm infections. Sentinel Flavor Tabs are also used to remove and control adult roundworm and whipworm infections. Sentinel Flavor Tablets also contain the insect growth
regulator, Lufenuron, which is used to control fleas by preventing the development of flea eggs. The medication does not kill adult fleas.
Milbemycin Oxime (mil'-beh-my'-sin ox'-eem) and Lufenuron (lew-fen'-your-on)
What is this medication used for
Sentinel is used in the prevention of heartworm disease and in the control of hookworm, roundworm and whipworm. Sentinel is also used to control fleas by
preventing the development of flea eggs. The medication does not kill adult fleas.
Sentinel is available by prescription as chewable Flavor Tabs.
How this medicine should be used
Sentinel is indicated for use in dogs and puppies four weeks of age and older, and two pounds body weight or greater. The usual dose of Sentinel for dogs 2-10
pounds is 2.3mg/46mg, 11-25 pounds is 5.75mg/115mg, 26-50 pounds is 11.5mg/230mg and 51-100 pounds is 23mg/460mg given once a month year round. An alternate treatment is to give this medication once a month during
the mosquito season and also one month after the season ends.
What are the side effects
effects of Sentinel are rare although some animals may exhibit depression, drowsiness, vomiting, itching, hives, loss of appetite, diarrhea, seizures, convulsions, hypersalivation and weakness.
What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. The pet should be tested for heartworm disease before starting this medication. If the pet has been
off heartworm preventative for 6 months or more, retest in 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will cause a positive test result. Because humans can contract hookworm and roundworm from
animals it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection,
daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
Overdose - what to look for
To be supplied.
Overdose - what to do
Laguna Hills Animal Hospital (949-837-7333) or, if after hours, Animal Urgent Care (949-364-6228).
How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the original box. Do not remove the tablet from the foil wrap until ready to give the medication. Keep this medication out of the reach of
children and pets.