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Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Simparica is effective for your toughest cases: dogs with flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)

Studies demonstrated that dogs treated with Simparica showed improvements in clinical signs of flea allergic dermatitis including erythema, papules, scaling, alopecia, dermatitis/pyodermatitis, and pruritus, as a direct result of eliminating fleas.

“Systemic and oral adulticides are recommended in case of repeated shampooing to prevent the wash off of topical flea control products.”

Recommendations for Atopic Dermatitis from the 2015 Guidelines from the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals1

Because Simparica is an oral treatment, it won’t be compromised by intensive bathing regimens.

With FAD, you can’t risk having gaps in treatment.2 Simparica’s monthly dosing makes it easy for your clients to stick with the routine. (Plus, if they dose a few days late, it's okay; Simparica continues to kill fleas up until day 35!)

Dogs with atopic dermatitis should be treated year-round for fleas. In particular, it is recommended to use an oral or systemic product with a long effect and fast residual speed of kill.1,3

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.

1.  Olivry T, DeBoer D, Favrot C, et al. Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: 2015 updated guidelines from the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA). BMC Vet Res. 2015;11(1):210.
2.  Paul M. Parasite Control Requires Year-Round Vigilance. http://www.capcvet.org/expert-articles/parasite-control-in-pets-requires-year-round-vigilance/Opens in a new window. Updated 2008. Accessed November 1, 2015.
3.  Hensel P, Santoro D, Favrot C, Hill P, Griffin C. Canine atopic dermatitis: detailed guidelines for diagnosis and allergen identification. BMC Vet Res. 2015;11(1):196.

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