DROPS INSPECTOR FOR CATS FROM FLEAS AND TICKS: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES, RULES OF APPLICATION AND THE AVERAGE PRICE IN RUSSIA — HOUSE, APARTMENT

Guard your pet! Drops inspector for cats for fleas and ticks

Pets are not only a great joy for the whole family, but also a big responsibility. Favorite pets are sick the same way as their owners.

And their biggest problem is bloodsucking parasites: lice and fleas. Today, the pharmaceutical industry offers many tools that can rid the pet of fleas. One of them — «Inspector«.

Means description

«Inspector«is a colorless liquid without sediment with a slight odor of alcohol. Drops are packaged in containers. The latter are simultaneously a pipette with which liquid is applied. The solution contains two active active ingredients: moxidectin and fipronil.

Both of them are low toxic and completely harmless to the health of humans and their pets., but deadly to the representatives of flea and other arthropod insects. Fipronil can interfere with the absorption of chlorine.

This process inhibits the transmission of nerve impulses, while simultaneously blocking all systems of the body of the flea, which leads to its rapid death. Liquid contains 2.5% moxidectin plus 10% fipronil. This is quite enough to destroy the blood-sucking parasites.

«Inspector«developed with the aim of ridding domestic animals, in particular cats, from blood-sicking parasites. It is successfully used against many types of ticks, lice and fleas, as well as against all sorts of helminths.

Benefits of Drops

  1. «Inspector» — an effective means compared to other similar drugs. It is possible to carry out the processing of the cat completely independently, without seeking the help of specialists. The procedure will last only a few minutes.
  2. When using pet fluids do not need to bathe and comb. In general, the procedure of bathing does not give cats special pleasure. So it is natural by nature that they do not like water. Although there are exceptions.
  3. The solution will not require additional funds for the purchase of the flea collar. For the same money, he effectively rid the animal of parasites. In addition, the collars carry a certain danger to your pet. When walking on the grass and thickets, as well as climbing trees, he may accidentally cling to the branch and even provoke suffocation.
  4. In comparison with folk remedies — only repelling pests and used as prophylactic agents, the drops completely kill insects.
  5. Liquid is preferable to spray.
    • First of allthe spray is weaker.
    • Secondly, they will have to process the pet entirely. He will start to lick himself, and this is certainly undesirable.
  6. Liquid is safe for humans.. Neither a mask nor a gauze bandage is needed. It is quite enough to put on gloves.

disadvantages

Of course, the danger carries all insecticidal drugs that affect the well-being of animals. Drops also have their disadvantages, but they are quite a bit.

  1. Side effects. This rarely happens only if the animal’s body is particularly sensitive.
  2. The drug does not kill flea larvae.. It is clear why: the larvae live separately from adults. They can die only if they fall on the treated cat hair. To prevent this from happening, flea pest control should be carried out throughout the house, paying particular attention to the place where the cat prefers to sleep.

Application

  1. «Inspector» should be applied to the dry skin of the animal. It should not be damaged. Drops after breaking off the tip of the pipette are squeezed to where the animal does not reach the tongue.

This place is withers. Before applying the coat between the shoulder blades, gently push them apart, and the drops are applied dotted in several places.

This is especially true in the summer season, when blood-sucking insects are particularly active. If we talk only about fleas, the treatment works ideally when it is held once every three months.

Side effects

Usually the drug is well tolerated. If the dosage is correct, there will be no negative reactions. But these manifestations quickly disappear. But if the cat is prone to allergies, then the «Inspector» can cause her appropriate reaction.

In order to get rid of the latter, the tool is washed off, and the pet takes antihistamines.

But this rarely happens. Among the adverse events include the following:

  • weakness;
  • loss of appetite;
  • excessive salivation;
  • apathy;
  • vomiting and nausea;
  • photophobia;
  • itching and skin rashes.

These symptoms disappear in a maximum of 2 days. If the condition of the animal has deteriorated sharply, you need to thoroughly wash it with shampoo and contact a veterinary clinic.

Contraindications

  1. «Inspector» can not be used if there is intolerance to this drug animals.
  2. The drug is contraindicated for use by kittens if they have not turned 7 weeks old.
  3. «Inspector» can not treat a sick animal or recovering from an illness, especially if we are talking about any infectious disease.
  4. Pregnant, lactating cats, as well as pets weighing less than one kilogram, can be processed, but this should be done only under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Work with drops

The solution is very convenient to use. The liquid is packaged in small pipettes. However, there are rules for working with them.

  • processing can not be carried out in the kitchen;
  • during the procedure you can not drink and eat food;
  • after treatment, hands are thoroughly washed with soap and water;
  • for 3 days, the pet must be protected from the rest of the household, especially from children. You can not iron and touch;
  • if the liquid accidentally gets on the skin, it is washed with plenty of water.

Drug storage

Drops stored in a dry and inaccessible place.. They are protected from direct sunlight. The shelf life without losing their properties is about three years.

Average price in Russia

One pipette with a volume of 0.4 ml of medicinal product for cats weighing up to 4 kg estimated at 250-270 rubles. Through online shopping, drops can be purchased at a lower price.

«Inspector«as a medicine for flea control, was highly appreciated by experts. Its versatility contributed to the fact that he received a lot of positive feedback from veterinarians and pet lovers, and the affordable price made him one of the most popular drugs for controlling domestic pests.

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Osurnia

Osurnia

Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory

For Otic Use in Dogs Only

Osurnia Caution

Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Description

OSURNIA contains 10 mg florfenicol, 10 mg terbinafine and 1 mg betamethasone acetate per mL and the inactive ingredients propylene carbonate, glycerol formal, hypromellose, phospholipid, oleic acid and BHT in an off-white to slightly yellow translucent gel.

OSURNIA is indicated for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs associated with susceptible strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius) and yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis).

Dosage and Administration

OSURNIA should be administered in the clinic. Clean and dry the external ear canal before administering the initial dose of the product. Administer one dose (1 tube) per affected ear(s) and repeat administration in 7 days.

Do not clean the ear canal for 45 days after the initial administration to allow contact of the gel with the ear canal. Cleaning the ear may affect product effectiveness (see Effectiveness). If alternative otic therapies are required it is recommended to clean the ear(s) before application.

Open tube by twisting the soft tip. Insert the flexible tip into the affected external ear canal(s) and squeeze entire tube contents into the external ear canal(s). After application, gently massage the base of the ear to allow the gel to penetrate to the lower part of the ear canal.

Contraindications

Do not use in dogs with known tympanic perforation (see Precautions).

Do not use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to florfenicol, terbinafine or corticosteroids.

Warnings

Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans. In case of accidental skin contact, wash area thoroughly with water. Avoid contact to the eyes.

Precautions

Do not administer orally.

The use of OSURNIA in dogs with perforated tympanic membranes has not been evaluated. The integrity of the tympanic membrane should be confirmed before administering this product. Reevaluate the dog if hearing loss or signs of vestibular dysfunction are observed during treatment.

Use of topical otic corticosteroids has been associated with adrenocortical suppression and iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism in dogs (see Animal Safety).

Use with caution in dogs with impaired hepatic function (see Animal Safety and Adverse Reactions).

The safe use of OSURNIA in dogs used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating bitches, has not been evaluated.

Adverse Reactions

The following adverse reactions were reported during the course of a US field study for treatment of otitis externa in dogs treated with OSURNIA with 1 tube per affected ear(s) and repeated after 7 days:

Frequency of Adverse Reaction by Treatment

Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase

Elevated AST, ALT, ALP*

Weight loss (>10% body weight)

*Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP). Two dogs with pre-existing elevations in ALP were reported to have an increase in liver enzymes (ALP, ALT and/or AST) at study exit. Subsequent clinical chemistries returned to pre-treatment levels in one dog, while no follow up was performed for the second dog.

To report suspected adverse drug events, contact Elanco US Inc. at 1-888-545-5973. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact the FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth

For technical assistance, contact Elanco US Inc. at 1-888-545-5973.

Clinical Pharmacology

OSURNIA is a fixed combination of three active substances: florfenicol (antibacterial), terbinafine (antifungal) and betamethasone acetate (steroidal anti-inflammatory). Florfenicol is a bacteriostatic antibiotic which acts by inhibiting protein synthesis. Its spectrum of activity includes Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Terbinafine is an antifungal which selectively inhibits the early synthesis of ergosterol. Betamethasone acetate is a glucocorticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.

OSURNIA dissolves in ear wax and is slowly eliminated from the ear mechanically. Ear inflammation can increase the percutaneous absorption of active substances in OSURNIA.

In a laboratory study conducted in healthy dogs (see Animal Safety), low plasma concentrations of florfenicol, terbinafine, and betamethasone acetate were measurable during the first 2-4 days after administration of 1X dose, and during the first 2-7 days after administration of 5X dose. No quantifiable plasma concentrations of any of the three active ingredients were observed in the pre-dose samples of most dogs prior to second and third administrations. Although total and peak exposure in the blood tended to be highly variable between dogs, systemic drug concentrations tended to increase in a less than dose-proportional manner as the administered dose increased from 1X to 5X.

The compatibility and additive effect of each of the components in OSURNIA was demonstrated in a component effectiveness and non-interference study. An in vitro study of organisms collected from clinical cases of otitis externa in dogs determined that florfenicol and terbinafine inhibit the growth of bacteria and yeast commonly associated with otitis externa in dogs. No consistent synergistic or antagonistic effect of the two antimicrobials was demonstrated. The addition of betamethasone acetate to the combination did not impair antimicrobial activity to any clinically significant extent.

In a field study (see Effectiveness), the minimum of 10 isolates from successfully treated cases with OSURNIA was met for Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Malassezia pachydermatis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, there were only three dogs where P. aeruginosa was the only pathogen cultured and they were all treatment failures. Therefore, OSURNIA may not be effective in treating otitis externa in which P. aeruginosa is the only pathogen present.

Effectiveness

Effectiveness was evaluated in 235 dogs with otitis externa. The study was a double-masked field study with a placebo control (vehicle without the active ingredients). One hundred and fifty-nine dogs were treated with OSURNIA and seventy-six dogs were treated with the placebo control. All dogs were evaluated for safety. Treatment (1 mL) was administered to the affected ear(s) and repeated 7 days later. Prior to the first administration, the ear(s) were cleaned with saline but not prior to the Day 7 administration. Six clinical signs associated with otitis externa were evaluated: pain, erythema, exudate, swelling, odor and ulceration. Total clinical scores were assigned for a dog based on the severity of each clinical sign on Days 0, 7, 14, 30 and 45. Success was determined by clinical improvement at Day 45. The success rates of the two groups were significantly different (p=0.0094); 64.78% of dogs administered OSURNIA were successfully treated, compared to 43.42% of the dogs in the placebo control group.

In a target animal safety study, 24 mixed breed dogs (4 dogs/sex/group) were aurally administered 0X, 1X (1 mL/ear or 2 mL/dog with repeated administration in 7 days) or 5X (5 mL/ear or 10 mL/dog with repeated administration in 7 days) doses of OSURNIA for a total of 6 administrations in 5 weeks. All dogs remained in good health with normal hearing throughout the study. Decreased weight gain was noted in the 1X and 5X groups compared to the control group. Clinical findings included post-administration ear wetness in 1X and 5X groups and unilateral, transient brown/red discharge from one ear each in two 5X dogs, with erythema in one dog after the 4th application. Local microscopic changes in ears (without clinical effects) included: slight or moderate unilateral vesicle formation within the epithelium of the tympanic membrane in two 1X and four 5X dogs, and unilateral mucosal ulceration in the lining of the middle ear cavity in three 5X dogs. Three 5X dogs had slightly elevated ALT activity, accompanied by minimal or mild microscopic hepatocellular vacuolation (in two dogs). Cortisol response to ACTH stimulation was decreased, but within the normal reference range, in 1X dogs. The 5X dogs had a decrease in serum cortisol levels after ACTH stimulation (below normal reference range) accompanied by decreased adrenal gland and thymic weights with minimal adrenal cortical atrophy and slight (in three dogs) or moderate (in one dog also noted with slightly lower lymphocyte counts) lymphoid depletion of the thymus. The ACTH stimulation test results are consistent with systemic absorption of betamethasone resulting in a likely reversible suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as seen with administration of exogenous corticosteroids.

OSURNIA should be stored under refrigerated conditions between 36° — 46° F (2° — 8° ). To facilitate comfort during administration, OSURNIA may be brought to room temperature and stored for up to three months.

How Supplied

OSURNIA is a gel in a single use tube with a flexible soft tip, supplied in cartons containing 2 or 20 tubes.

NADA # 141-437, Approved by FDA

Elanco, OSURNIA and the diagonal bar are trademarks owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Manufactured for: Elanco US Inc. Greenfield, IN 46140, USA

Product of Great Britain

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Customer Service: 317-276-1262
Small Animal Product Customer Service: 888-545-5973
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Website: www.elanco.com
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Osurnia information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

Copyright © 2020 Animalytix LLC. Updated: 2020-04-01

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Ofloxacin 0.3 % Ear Drops

COMMON BRAND(S): Floxin

GENERIC NAME(S): Ofloxacin

OTHER NAME(S): Ofloxacin Drops

Ofloxacin is used to treat outer ear infections (swimmer’s ear or ear canal infections) and middle ear infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.

This medication treats only bacterial ear infections. It will not work for other types of ear infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

How to use Ofloxacin 0.3 % Ear Drops

Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this product. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

For accuracy and to avoid contamination, have another person give the drops if possible. Hold the container in your hand for a few minutes to warm it. This will minimize dizziness.

To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface.

Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Place the dropper directly over your ear and administer the prescribed number of drops. If you are using the single-use containers, empty the contents of the prescribed number of containers into your ear. For outer ear infections, to help the drops roll into the ear, adults should hold the earlobe up and back. In children, hold the earlobe down and back. For middle ear infections, gently press down several times on the cartilage that partially covers your ear opening to allow the drops to enter your middle ear (see Patient Information Leaflet).

Keep your head tilted for about 5 minutes, or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Repeat the above steps for your other ear if so directed.

Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap on the bottle after each use. If you are using the single-dose containers, discard any unused solution after each application. Do not reuse.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping this medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.

Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in 1 week. Report any ear discharge that occurs after the treatment period is completed.

Do not use in the eye.

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Side Effects

Mild irritation/discomfort in the ear, dizziness, headache, earache, or changes in taste may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: tingling/numbness.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: hearing changes.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new fungal ear infection. Do not use it for longer than prescribed. Contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada — Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser Like An Expert

Diffusing essential oils is one of the most popular and effective ways to enjoy aromatherapy benefits. If you are new to using essential oils for diffusing and are wondering how to use an essential oil diffuser, read on.

The most utilized type of diffuser for essential oils today is an ultrasonic diffuser. This type uses ultrasonic waves and water to disperse essential oils into the air.

They are widely available in many sizes, shapes and price ranges. This is the type of diffuser we are focusing on today to teach you to use.

Here is the aromatherapy diffuser pictured in this post by Viva:

How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser

1. Choose Location

— Pick an open area in a room or office with a solid surface or tabletop. You will need an outlet to plug it in. Also, since water is being used, it is good to have a placemat or towel down if you are using on a wood surface.

— I have a diffuser on my nightstand near my bed and one in my family room on a solid table. For best use, avoid placing in direct sunlight or near a fan.

2. Add Water

— Once you have your place picked out, fill your diffuser water tank to the fill line of the water reservoir with clean tap water that is room temperature.

— Most diffusers have a water level line on the inside of the water reservoir or a measuring cup to fill up and then add to the reservoir, refer to your diffuser manual for the recommended water amount your diffuser requires.

*DO NOT OVERFILL or your aroma diffuser may not run properly.

3. Add Aromatherapy Oils

— Next, add 3-10 drops of essential oils to the water. You can use a single essential oil like lavender, or an essential oil blend. See below for recommended oils to diffuse.

— Usually, 6 drops of oil is enough but sometimes you may want more oil for a stronger scent. You can experiment with the essential oil amounts to see what you prefer.

Not sure what to diffuse? Get our FREE Diffuser Guide here for lots of recipes to try:

4. Turn On

— Place cap or top of diffuser back on as your diffuser requires. Set which features you would like if your model has options like a nightlight or color changing LED lights. Turn on and enjoy the wonderful scent!

Here are a few of my personal favorite ultrasonic diffusers available on Amazon at affordable prices:

Not all aromatherapy diffusers are the same, some have options depending on the model you purchase. You may be able to set the length of time you want the diffuser on, or different time cycles you can choose from like on for 30 seconds then off for 15 seconds.

Some also have light options you can turn on for a display of colors or a solid color. These features vary widely depending on brand and model.

Essential Oil Diffuser Video:

How To Clean Your Diffuser

It is also best to do a quick clean after use. Just unplug diffuser and remove any water left in the reservoir. Clean inside with a small brush and warm water (most diffusers come with one or you can use a clean paintbrush dedicated to cleaning your diffuser). Rinse out and dry off. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the ultrasonic chip found in most water reservoirs. Let air dry.

Best Essential Oils To Diffuse

Here are my favorite single essential oils to diffuse alone in a diffuser and some of the reasons I have used them.

Lavender Essential Oil: The scent is calming, relaxing, good for sleep, anxiety, sadness, restlessness, reducing stress

Peppermint Essential Oil: Diffuse for improved concentration, focus, alertness, respiratory support, refreshing aroma, mental fatigue, seasonal allergies, headaches

Lemon Essential Oil: Good for uplifting, detoxifying, cleansing, purifying, deodorizing, energizing

Frankincense Essential Oil: Use during meditation, yoga, good for balancing, lifting spirits, improving focus, anxiety, spiritual awareness

Grapefruit Essential Oil: Helps reduce food cravings, uplifting, balancing, enhances mood, relieves anxiety, stress, tension

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Great for nasal congestion, respiratory ailments, breathing discomfort, insect repellent, bug bites

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Cheerful scent to improve mood, calm anxiety, digestion, uplifting, natural detoxifier

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Here is a great Diffuser Blend to try, it will make your home smell good and it is perfect for a natural perk up in the morning times before work or school:

Perk Up Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil

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Want to take this diffuser recipe on the go? Try it in an essential oil inhaler. They are convenient to take with you in the car, purse or even at work. You can get blank inhalers here.

Perk Up Inhaler Blend

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • blank aromatherapy inhaler

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Diffusing essential oils can be really wonderful and a great way to use your essential oils every day. You can learn more about diffusing oils here:

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Jennifer Lane — Certified Aromatherapist BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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