Sentry PRO XFT Review
Undoubtedly, those Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are one of the main reasons for constant irritation among your pet dogs or puppies that leads to severe itching and scratching. These pesky pests pose different dangers for your furry family members. In most cases, they don’t progress further, but sometimes the situation gets worse and your pet dog may suffer from anemia, allergic diseases, and hair loss. In addition to these health conditions, if your dog ingests these fleas or ticks accidentally, they can lead to stomach worms.
You can prevent your pet dog from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, and biting flies by using SENTRY PRO XFT Squeeze-On by Sergeant. It is a flea and tick squeeze for dogs that provide ultimate protection from most of the ectoparasites including fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
What is Sentry PRO XFT?
Sentry Pro XFT Squeeze-On helps to get rid of flea infestations just within an hour, and within three hours kills off ticks. It kills the adult fleas and ticks and protects your pooch from egg and larvae of fleas for more than 8 weeks. This product is designed to treat and protect your canine friend to combat fleas and ticks at multiple stages of life.
Active ingredients in Sentry Pro XFT:
There are two active ingredients present in the total composition of Sentry Pro XFT with other ingredients.
Let’s explore the effectiveness of active ingredients present in Sentry Pro XFT.
Cyphenothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that is topically administered. It remains mostly on the hair-coat of your pet dog and is very poorly absorbed through the skin. Cyphenothrin breaks down by sunlight rather quickly and shortens the residual effect or protection period.
It acts on the membrane of nerve cells of fleas and strongly disrupts the transmission of nervous impulses. Its low concentration makes insects suffer from hyperactivity and the high concentration makes them paralyzed and fleas die quickly within 3 hours.
Pyriproxyfen is a kind of insect growth regulator (IGR) that influences many types of insects including ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, and carpet beetles. It is more effective on eggs and young fleas and ticks or you may say that its main purpose is targeting the multiplication of parasites.
Pyriproxyfen disturbs the egg-laying and hatching process. It can mimic a natural hormone of insects that stops young insects from maturing into adults while it is rarely toxic to the adult fleas and ticks.
Pros & Cons of Sentry Pro XFT:
Is Sentry Pro XFT safe for dogs and humans?
You may not say it’s completely safe for dogs and humans, but its active ingredients are relatively less toxic for dogs. It can cause moderate eye irritation in humans and cause harm if swallowed or absorbed through the skin.
Its active ingredients are less absorbent in blood and in case of licking Sentry Pro XFT, Cyphenothrin present in it metabolizes into non-toxic metabolites (due to a specific enzyme called Glucuronidase) and excretes out through urine.
Similarly, Pyriproxyfen present in Sentry Pro XFT has a low toxicity level for humans, dogs, and other mammals.
Sentry Pro XFT for cats:
You must have to keep your pet cat away from Sentry Pro XFT and the treated dog for at least 24 hours. Sentry Pro XFT has Cyphenothrin as an active ingredient that requires a glucuronidase enzyme to metabolize if it is ingested by a cat. Unfortunately, cats lack this enzyme and their body cannot metabolize this component and it can be fatal for cats.
Side effects of Sentry Pro XFT:
Never allow your dog to ingest this product and separate the treated dog from other pets for 24 hours after treatment. Monitor your canine friend carefully after applying the product to observe the following side effects:
- Few temporary startle effects are common when Sentry Pro XFT is applied such as scratching, temporary redness, and other signs of discomfort.
- Signs of sensitivity may also appear. In case of sensitivity, rinse with a lot of water and bath, your pooch with mild soap.
- Foaming at the mouth and excessive salivation are the common signs of incidental ingestion.
Sentry Pro XFT dosage for dogs:
You can use Sentry Pro XFT for dogs and puppies over 12 weeks of age. It is available in five color packs and each package provides 3 months of protection against fleas, ticks, and other ectoparasites.
- SENTRY PRO TOY for dog 4-10 lbs in a yellow pack
- SENTRY PRO XFT 11 for dog 11-20 lbs in the blue pack
- SENTRY PRO XFT 21 for 21-39 lbs in the orange pack
- SENTRY PRO XFT 40 for dog 40-60 lbs in a red pack
- SENTRY PRO XFT 61 for dogs 61 lbs and over in the green pack
Apply the content of tube as a spot on neck behind the head and apply as stripe between neck and tail for dogs weighing from 4 to 20 lbs. while for larger dogs apply one tube from back of the neck to a point between neck and tail.
This Sentry Pro XFT is a flea and tick squeeze-on that kills fleas shortly in an hour and ticks in 3 hours. It averts adult fleas and ticks from biting and also shields your dog from flea eggs and larvae for up to 9 weeks.
It is affordable, easy to apply, and extremely effective to protect your best friend from parasites and pests including mosquitoes and chew flies.
Trust me, choosing Sentry Pro XFT is the best you can do for your furry bundle of love!
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