Vectra offers advanced flea and tick prevention, ensuring pets stay protected while providing relief from persistent itching and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Vectra do?

Vectra is a potent flea and tick preventive solution. It's designed not only to kill these pests but also to prevent them from multiplying, providing comprehensive protection to your furry friend. Its effectiveness in preventing and treating infestations makes it a favored choice among pet owners.

What is the active ingredient in Vectra?

The active ingredients in Vectra differ depending on the specific formulation. They work synergistically to target fleas and ticks, ensuring rapid and long-lasting protection. Vectra for dogs, known as Vectra 3D, contains three active ingredients: 

  • Dinotefuran: An insecticidal agent, dinotefuran kills fleas on contact by disrupting their nervous system, eliminating the need for fleas to bite for effectiveness.
  • Pyriproxyfen: An insect growth regulator, it prevents flea eggs and larvae from maturing into adults, breaking the life cycle.
  • Permethrin: Targets fleas, ticks, and other pests, offering broad protection. However, it's toxic to cats, making Vectra 3D exclusive to dogs and necessitating caution post-application.

Vectra for cats only consists of two ingredients: Dinotefuran and Pyriproxyfen.

What are the side effects of Vectra?

Vectra 3D may sometimes cause localized redness, itching, or other signs of discomfort. Thankfully, these symptoms usually disappear within 24 hours post-application. Some pets might also exhibit behavioral disorders like increased activity, barking, signs of anxiety, lethargy, or anorexia. 

In rare cases, nervous system signs like muscle tremors have been observed. It's crucial to know that Vectra 3D should never be used on cats, and cats must avoid grooming recently treated dogs, as this could lead to severe reactions, potentially fatal.

How long does it take for Vectra to work?

Once applied, Vectra starts working quickly to neutralize fleas and ticks. It targets pests at various life stages, ensuring comprehensive protection against infestations.

How long should my pet be on Vectra?

The duration for which your pet should be on Vectra largely depends on their risk of infestation and the prevalent conditions in your area. Some regions have higher flea and tick populations, warranting year-round protection, while others might only require seasonal treatment. For your convenience, you can get prescriptions for your pet, including Vectra 3D - 3 months and Vectra 3D - 6 months. Always consult with a vet for a tailored recommendation.

Is Vectra right for my pet?

Every pet is unique, and while Vectra is a powerful solution for flea and tick care, it's essential to ensure it aligns with your pet's specific needs. If you're unsure about the right flea and tick solution, try Dutch. Sign up for a membership today and connect with qualified veterinarians who can provide guidance tailored to your pet's health and environment. 

Choosing the right product can make all the difference in your pet's comfort and well-being, so it's worth consulting professionals who understand the nuances of pet care. With Dutch, you're just a step away from expert advice and a happier pet.